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A parent of a child who attends the Sewanee Children's Center at Otey Parish has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus.

Sandy Glacet, the director of the Sewanee Children’s Center, said that children in attendance on March 13 may have been exposed. According to Glacet, no other family members of the parent have been ill.

The identity of the parent was not known at the time of writing.

The SCC shares its building with the Otey Memorial Parish Church, which is located on the University of the South campus.

Glacet said that the parent did not come into the actual parish house on March 13 but just remained in the SCC area.

The SCC is closed until April 3 due to the threat of COVID-19.

Glacet added that the Otey Memorial Parish is also contacting parents of children who attended the church's nursery in March in case they were exposed.

"Christian Formation Director Jeannie Babb is in the process of reaching out to parents of children who attended the nursery on March 1 and March 8. The nursery was closed on March 15 and will remain closed at least through the remainder of the month," Glacet said.

This is a developing story. More information will be added as it becomes available.

Possible COVID-19 case reported in Grundy County

Grundy County Mayor Michael Brady made a public statement on Facebook Friday, updating the public on a Grundy County man and his wife whom he said have tested positive for COVID-19.

The couple has dual residences in Grundy/Davidson counties, Brady said.

Possible exposure to the two persons would have happened on or before March 5, the mayor said, adding that those who had come in contact with them were self-quarantined.

He said some individuals have been tested for the virus.

The mayor also asked residents to practice safe hygiene, and “above all, to pray.”