The school sent parents two messages – Monday and Wednesday – to keep them informed of the situation. Parents shared these messages with WRAL News.
In the first post, the school outlined the quarantine policy, which applies to anyone exposed to someone who tests positive. The only exceptions are for those who are fully vaccinated, for those who have had COVID-19 in the past three months, and those who have been exposed but where both people were wearing face covers at the time of exposure.
The ages of the students involved were not clear. Franklin Academy operates an elementary school, middle school, and high school in three different locations.
Starting next week, according to the messages, students will have to wear masks or show proof of vaccination. A doctor’s note will be required for any exceptions to this policy.
Franklin Academy administrators did not respond to requests for comment WRAL News submitted on Tuesday and Thursday.