Fayetteville Public Schools sees more than 400% increase in quarantined students since first day of school due to COVID-19

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark (KNWA/KFTA) — Fayetteville Public Schools sees more than 400% increase in students in quarantine due to COVID-19 since the first day of school on Monday.

The school district started the school year with 32 students in quarantine or isolation, and now there’s 174.

Three-quarters of the quarantined students are in elementary school.

Owl Creek School has the most with 31.

CORRECTION: Our original article stated the increase was “more than 500%.” The increase is 443.75%. KNWA & FOX24 regret the error.

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