A case of COVID-19 has been confirmed at Ralph Askins School. Fayetteville City Schools has released the following statement on the matter:

"Fayetteville City Schools has confirmed an employee at Ralph Askins School has tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing has been completed and determined that no students or staff were in direct contact with the employee.

Following Tennessee Department of Health and CDC guidelines, the children of the employee have been sent home to quarantine.

We ask that parents continue to check their children’s temperature prior to sending them to school each day, and if your child has any of the COVID-19 symptoms, as outlined by the Tennessee Department of Health, we ask that you keep your child at home. Our schools will continue to be diligent in completing symptom checks for all students and staff members daily. If a student is at school and has any of the symptoms outlined by the Tennessee Department of Health, we will contact parents/guardians to have the child picked up from school.

We want to assure our Tiger family that the safety and well-being of our students and staff is our top priority. We will continue to be diligent in following the latest guidance from the Tennessee Department of Health to keep all our Tigers as safe as possible."