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Knox Co. Schools report 67 active COVID-19 cases

This story will be updated regularly with new information on students and teachers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19.

KNOX COUNTY, Tenn. — Students returned to school in Knox County on Aug. 24. The system is releasing COVID-19 data daily here.

This story will be updated regularly with new information on students and teachers who have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and the number of students and teachers in isolation.

You can find out about KCS' "red-yellow-green" status criteria here.

You can get information on all East Tennessee school systems here.

September 28

On Monday, Knox County Schools reported 65 total active COVID-19 cases -- down by 2 from Friday. Officials said that 46 students and 19 staff have active cases.

There are now 921 students and 107 staff members in quarantine or isolation, for a total of 1,028 people in isolation or quarantine.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County continues to show "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability. The custodial staff remains at yellow (15-20% absent/vacant). Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 25

On Friday, Knox County Schools reported 67 total active COVID-19 cases -- up by 1 from Thursday. Officials said that 50 students and 17 staff have active cases.

There are now 962 students and 108 staff members in quarantine or isolation, for a total of 1,070 people in isolation or quarantine.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County continues to show "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability. The custodial staff remains at yellow (15-20% absent/vacant). Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 24

On Thursday, Knox County Schools reported 66 total active COVID-19 cases -- up by 8 from Wednesday. Officials said that 50 students and 16 staff have active cases.

There are now 990 students and 101 staff members in quarantine or isolation, for a total of 1,091 people in isolation or quarantine.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County continues to show "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability. The custodial staff remains at yellow (15-20% absent/vacant). Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 23

On Wednesday, Knox County Schools reported 58 total active COVID-19 cases -- up by 14 from Tuesday, tying the highest level of total active cases on September 10 and becoming the second-highest single-day jump since August 31. 45 students and 13 staff have active cases.

There are now 1,004 students and 91 staff members in quarantine or isolation, up by nearly 120 from yesterday to a total of 1,095. 

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County continues to show "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability. The custodial staff remains at yellow (15-20% absent/vacant). Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 22

On Tuesday, KCS reported 44 total active cases, including 33 students and 11 staff members. That represents a drop from over the weekend.

There are 908 students and 71 staff members in quarantine or isolation for a total of 979.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County continues to show "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability. The custodial staff has moved to yellow (15-20% absent/vacant). Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 21

On Monday, KCS reported 45 total active cases, including 35 students and 10 staff members. That represents a drop from over the weekend.

There are 905 students and 70 staff members in quarantine or isolation for a total of 975.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County continues to show "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability and custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 20

On Sunday, KCS reported 52 total active cases, including 43 students and 9 staff members. There are 942 students and 66 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 1,008.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability and custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 19

On Saturday, KCS reported 52 total active cases, including 43 students and 9 staff members. There are 942 students and 66 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 1,008.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability and custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 18

On Friday, KCS reported 52 total active cases, including 43 students and 9 staff members. There are 942 students and 66 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 1,008.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability and custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 17

On Thursday, KCS reported 48 total active cases, including 39 students and 9 staff members. There are 867 students and 70 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 937.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability, and "yellow" (15-20% absent/vacant) for custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 16

On Wednesday, KCS reported 47 total active cases, including 38 students and 9 staff members. There are 842 students and 60 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 902.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability, and "yellow" (15-20% absent/vacant) for custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 15

On Tuesday, KCS reported 42 total active cases, including 33 students and 9 staff members. There are 843 students and 65 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 908.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability, and "yellow" (15-20% absent/vacant) for custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 12

On Saturday, KCS reported 55 total active cases, including 40 students and 15 staff members. There are 787 students and 76 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 863.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability, and "yellow" (15-20% absent/vacant) for custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 11

On Friday, KCS reported 55 total active cases, including 40 students and 15 staff members. There are 787 students and 76 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 863.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability, and "yellow" (15-20% absent/vacant) for custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 10

On Thursday, KCS reported 58 total active cases, including 41 students and 17 staff members. There are 792 students and 79 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 871.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability, and "yellow" (15-20% absent/vacant) for custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 9

On Wednesday, KCS reported 54 total active cases, including 38 students and 16 staff members. There are 747 students and 76 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 823.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability, and "yellow" (15-20% absent/vacant) for custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 8

On Tuesday, KCS reported 50 total active cases, including 34 students and 16 staff members. There are 573 students and 89 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 662.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability, and "yellow" (15-20% absent/vacant) for custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 7

On Monday, KCS reported 50 total active cases, including 34 students and 16 staff members. There are 573 students and 89 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 662. 

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability, and "yellow" (15-20% absent/vacant) for custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 6

On Sunday, KCS reported 50 total active cases, including 34 students and 16 staff members. There are 573 students and 89 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 662. 

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability, and "yellow" (15-20% absent/vacant) for custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

Cedar Bluff Middle School announced it would be moving to online learning from Sept. 8-15.

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September 5

On Saturday, KCS reported 50 total active cases, including 34 students and 16 staff members. There are 573 students and 89 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 662. 

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability, and "yellow" (15-20% absent/vacant) for custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 4

On Friday, KCS reported 50 total active cases, including 34 students and 16 staff members. There are 573 students and 89 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 662.

In its COVID-19 status metrics, Knox County is showing "red" (70% or less spots filled) for substitute availability, and "yellow" (15-20% absent/vacant) for custodial staff. Student/staff attendance, bus services, and cafeteria support remain "green."

September 3

On Thursday, KCS reported 45 total active cases, including 28 students and 17 staff members. There are 504 students and 83 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 587. 

September 2

On Wednesday, KCS reported 48 total active cases, including 29 students and 19 staff members. There are 423 students and 84 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 507.

September 1

On Tuesday, KCS reported 47 total active cases, including 23 students and 24 staff members. There are 412 students and 85 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 497.

August 31

On Monday, KCS reported 43 total active cases, including 21 students and 22 staff members. There are 356 students and 72 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 438.

August 28

On Friday, KCS reported 25 total active cases, including 11 students and 14 teachers. There are 352 students and 65 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 417.

August 27

On Thursday, KCS reported 25 total active cases, including eleven students and 14 teachers. There are 352 students and 65 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 417.

August 26

On Wednesday, KCS reported 24 total active cases, including ten students and 14 teachers. There are 292 students and 55 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 347.

August 25

On Tuesday, KCS reported 21 total active cases, including eight students and 13 teachers. There are 281 students and 41 staff members in isolation/quarantine for a total of 322.

August 24 (1st day of school)

On Monday afternoon, KCS reported 13 total active cases, including three students and 10 teachers. There are also 255 students and 25 teachers in isolation or quarantine, for a total of 280.