The Cumberland County School System this afternoon released a statement regarding an inquiry by 105.7 News of the number of active COVID-19 cases in each school.
“At this time, we are still investigating the legality of releasing numbers. As soon as we have a defined answer from our school attorney regarding what is allowed to be released, we will certainly comply with your request,” said Director of Schools Dr. Ina Maxwell.
The request deals with the total numbers only in each school and nothing further. It is the same as what state health officials reports with their numbers each afternoon.
The request comes after repeated days of growing active numbers of coronavirus in Cumberland County reported by the Tennessee Department of Health.
The school system currently has 6,564 students. The total includes 685 elementary and 341 high school students in virtual learning.
As of yesterday (Thursday, August 20, 2020), the Tennessee Department of Health says Cumberland County has 58 between the ages of 5 and 18 who have tested positive for COVID-19. Of that number, 16 were reported in the last 14 days.