Coronavirus USA updates: Over 2,000 students in Georgia school district under quarantine

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Coronavirus USA updates: Over 2,000 students in Georgia school district under quarantine
Coronavirus USA updates: Over 2,000 students in Georgia school district under quarantine

More than 2,000 students in a single Georgia school district have been ordered to self-quarantine this month, as dozens of COVID-19 cases were confirmed in various schools.

Georgia’s Cherokee County reopened its schools on Aug. 3, welcoming back 30,000 students for in-person learning. Since then, at least 2,221 students and 47 staff members from more than a dozen schools have been placed under mandated two-week quarantines, according to data published Tuesday on the school district’s website.

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More than 150 students and staff who had quarantined earlier are now eligible to return to school, the data shows.

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So far, three high schools in the district have been forced to temporarily close due to the growing clusters of cases among pupils and staff.

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