On Friday, Avery County Schools announced a positive COVID-19 case in a teacher at Crossnore Elementary School.

Watauga Online reports Parents and students in that classroom have been notified by the school administration.

According to the report, Dr. Dan Brigman, Superintendent of Avery County Schools said that although masks were worn consistently by all staff and students, the school system is proceeding with the highest level of caution while working under the recommendations of the Avery County Health Department.

Brigman said due to the possibility of exposure, all students in this classroom will be placed on remote learning to allow a quarantine period through Thursday, October 29th.

Students in this classroom will return to in-class instruction on Friday, October 30.

All schools, including Crossnore Elementary, have been deep cleaned, and the Avery School System will continue to follow safety protocols to ensure a safe learning environment is maintained.