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Ten NLRSD employees in quarantine after exposure to coronavirus

According to a North Little Rock School District spokesperson, 10 staff members are on a two-week quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — According to a North Little Rock School District spokesperson, 10 staff members are on a two-week quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19.

Although the employees' schools were not shared with the public, each school will be assigned a minimum of four substitutes and no more than six.

Office administration staff have been assigned to help with reopening schools, according to NLRSD.

"We are following guidelines as mandated by CDC, AR Department of Health, and Governor’s Office," Barnes with the district said on Wednesday.

Dustin Barnes, Communications Coordinator with NLRSD, said the school released the following statement:

"As of August 14, there have been 10 probable COVID-19-related cases or close-contact cases among our employees district wide. These employees have been quarantined due to community-related spread. The North Little Rock School District is following all of the guidelines as mandated by the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH). These employees must submit proper documentation upon returning to work.Know that the safety of our students and staff is top priority and we are working closely with our nursing staff and the ADH. Thank you for your patience and understanding."