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Two suburban Atlanta school districts that began in-person classes Monday with mask-optional policies face more questions about COVID-19 safety protocols after on-campus pictures showed students packed shoulder-to-shoulder. The day after school resumed, one school announced a second grader tested positive for the coronavirus, forcing the child’s teacher and classmates to be sent home to quarantine for two weeks, CBS affiliate WGCL-TV reports.

In Cherokee County, dozens of seniors gathered at two of the district’s six high schools to take traditional first-day-of-school senior photos, with students squeezing together in black outfits. No one in pictures at Sequoyah High School in Hickory Flat or Etowah High School in Woodstock wore a mask.

Ottot wrote that class changes are “a challenge” and that “it is an area where we are continuing to work on in this new environment to find practicable ways to further limit students from congregating,” He added that “There is no question that the photo does not look good.”

Ottot defended the district’s decision not to require masks, writing that “Wearing a mask is a personal choice and there is no practical way to enforce a mandate to wear them.”

At least one North Paulding football player tested positive for coronavirus in recent days, among hundreds of Georgia athletes confirmed with infections.

Cherokee County officials later announced a student at Sixes Elementary School near Canton tested positive for the virus. The child’s teacher and 20 other students were sent home to quarantine and learn online for 14 days.

More at the link above.   I do not see how they can safely open schools for in person classroom instruction.   If in the first day you have cases requiring whole classes to quarantine for 14 days eventually the whole school population will be home quarantined again.    Hugs



5 thoughts on “Georgia second grader tests positive for coronavirus after first day of school, forcing class to quarantine

  1. Nan says:

    A little off-topic but related to mask wearing …

    We were giving some thought to taking a short RV trip later this month (we’re both suffering from cabin fever!), and I emailed the RV facility to ask about their CV-19 practices since there was nothing on their website. In the return email, the RV manager answered my question and then –get this!– suggested we NOT travel as people were not wearing masks.

    As it turns out, we had already decided against the idea … but I was really impressed with this person’s caution.

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    1. Scottie says:

      Hello Nan. Sorry for your cancelled trip, but I think it is for the best you don’t go. While you and your husband are practicing safety, sadly there are 40% of the country who are poisoning the rest of us and making the country unsafe right now. Interestingly I read an article that said the same arguments used against seat belts are being used now against masks. So it seems some people never learn. Seems some humans work hard for their own destruction. Hugs

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  2. Seriously, these folks just don’t seem to get it. Yeah, the kid got it, the whole class got to go home to quarantine.
    How many of them got it, and will now have to quarantine, have their parents and siblings quarantine with them, possible co-workers of parents quarantine, grandparents who may be living with them quarantine…?
    Sheesh. When the hell will we learn!
    It’s not the virus I’m worried about as much anymore, even though I’m trying to get out of my job sooner rather than later (agreed to stay to get some people trained up to take my place, but it’s taking forever). It’s the stupidity of folks out and about that don’t seem to realize how often we interact with other people and can pass things along. And WILL even if we don’t mean to. Gah!
    I’ve been a nerve-wracked mess the past few weeks, waiting for my chance to just stay home and not go back to work for a long damned time, or til I feel like it because I just may get some good work done at home. But nope, gotta wait for training and vetting to finish, and I’m worn out with the worry that on my last day I’ll probably get the damned virus because I couldn’t get out of there fast enough and way from folks that roll their eyes when having to use a mask.
    And startling enough, which does very little for my twitch and internal temper, I’m seeing more Dump re-election or MAGA masks on folks. At least they’re wearing one (guess they took Trey Crowder’s advice), but I feel more dread every time i see ’em.

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    1. Scottie says:

      Hello Chatty Introvert. Well said. I hope your can stay safe and get out of your employment safely. It makes no sense to try to send kids to schools, kids are germ factories normally and kids are not the most rational decision makers. Hugs


      1. My dad called them carrier monkeys after a character in one of his fave movies said it. He’s not far off.

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