Harnett district says infected teachers don't change back-to-school plans
Ten days before students are set to return to Harnett County schools, two teachers have tested positive for coronavirus, school district officials said Friday.
HEADQUARTERS WITH TEAM COVERAGE ON THE TECHNOLOGY OBSTACLES AND WE ARE GOING LIVE TO HARNETT COUNTY WHERE TWO TEACHERS HAVE TESTED POSITIVE. >> Reporter: THIS IS NOT GOOD TIMING. ONE TEACHER WORKS HERE AT LAFAYETTE ELEMENTARY AND THE DISTRICT TELLS US BOTH OF THE TEACHERS ARE NOW IN QUARANTINE. >> BACK TO SCHOOL FOR KIDS IN HARNETT COUNTY THIS MONDAY. TEACHERS ARRIVE TO THE SCHOOL THIS WEEK ON WEDNESDAY. ON THURSDAY THE DISTRICT WAS ALERTED TWO STAFF TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19, ONE TEACHER AT LAFAYETTE AND ANOTHER AT JOHNSONVILLE. WE ASKED IF THEY WERE IN CONTACT WITH ANY OTHER STAFF NUMBERS AND THEY DECLINED TO ELABORATE. THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF SCHOOL WILL BE TAUGHT FULLY ONLINE THAT STUDENTS WILL RETURN TO SCHOOL IF THE FAMILY CHOOSES. OFFICIALS SAY THEY ARE CONSTANTLY REEVALUATING THEIR CURRENT SITUATION. >> Reporter: THE DISTRICT DECLINED TO DO AN INTERVIEW WITH US, THEY DID TELL US THE SCHOOL BOARD IS MEETING MONDAY MORNING AHEAD OF CLASSES STARTING AND THE SITUATION AND THEIR PLAN FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR COULD CHANGE.