Spring Hill HS to shut down for cleaning following increase in COVID-19 cases

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MAURY COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Due to an increase in positive COVID-19 cases, Spring Hill High School will be closed to everyone on Thursday, September 10 to disinfect the school.

A statement from school officials announced an in-person return on Wednesday, September 23, except for seniors who will return on Tuesday, September 22 to take their ACT Assessments. Extracurricular activities are also canceled until September 23.

According to the statement from the district, Spring Hill High School has experienced 12 positive COVID-19 cases over the last six days.

“If this was a staffing issue only, the closure would have only impacted classrooms and not
extracurricular activities,” Maury County Public Schools Superintendent Michael Hickman said. “With the unconnected nature of these cases, my team and I feel
that this decision will help mitigate future impacts to after school extracurricular activities,
such as band competitions, sporting events, games, and state tournaments.”

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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