Parents taking extra precautions as coronavirus fear spreads

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Annie Jones was extra cautious when she went to Treadwell Middle School to pick up her nephew Monday.

Like other parents, she learned about the quarantined employee through an early morning phone call.

She wore plastic bags from her head to her toes-- literally.

“They ain’t giving us no up to date about what’s going on,” said Jones. “We don’t know.”

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The Shelby County Health Department said the immediate risk to the general public is low, and there is no expected risk to school-age children at this time.

FOX13 also saw a man spraying down a student with what appeared to be a disinfectant spray.

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At least 70 people, which includes the SCS employee, are under quarantine.