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