Georgia second grader tests positive for COVID-19 after first day of school
A second-grade student in Georgia tested positive for the coronavirus after attending the first day of in-person classes, according to a report.
Sixes Elementary School in Cherokee County informed parents of the outbreak just two days into the new school year, news station 11Alive reported.
The classroom will be closed temporarily as the teacher and 20 other students are now ordered to self-isolate for two weeks, the outlet reported.
“The teacher, who is symptom-free, will teach the class online from home through our Canvas learning management system,” district spokeswoman Barbara P. Jacoby told the outlet. “The classroom will be deep-cleaned after school today.”
Since-deleted photos on the school’s Facebook page showed classrooms with some students who had returned for in-person not wearing face masks, 11Alive reported.
Jacoby had previously said that masks would not be mandatory for students, saying they were only “strongly encouraged and recommended,” the outlet reported.
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