Around 280 Houston County students, staff in quarantine, superintendent says

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COTTONWOOD, Ala. (WDHN) — Around 280 Houston County Schools staff and students have been placed under quarantine after COVID-19 exposure, according to Superintendent David Sewell.

Sewell told WDHN that eight students and two staff members from Cottonwood High School have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Tuesday. The virus led to the school postponing two football games this season.

Out of the total number of those quarantined, 116 of those people came from Cottonwood.

Across the district, 14 students, six teachers, and one substitute teacher have tested positive for COVID-19. However, none of these were from those who were exposed.

However, Sewell did note this could have changed if new cases were confirmed Wednesday.

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