As of the Knoxville Community School District’s most recent update on absentee numbers, 1.29 percent of students are absent due to a positive COVID-19 test. 2.60 percent of students are absent due to illness of any kind.
The percentage of school staff absent due to a positive test was at 2.76, while 3.12 percent were absent due to general illness or quarantining.
The positivity rate in Marion County is at 18 percent, which is above the 15 percent threshold which indicates that schools can apply for a waiver to request remote learning. All of these values are a slight increase from last week’s update. View this week’s numbers, as well as past rates here.