More Cherokee County students test positive for COVID-19

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Updated August 7 to correct information about the individual at R.M. Moore Elementary School.

On the third day of school, students at staff members at three Cherokee County Schools have tested positive for coronavirus.

The Cherokee County School District sent letters to parents at three schools Wednesday informing them about the positive tests and explaining the measures being taken in each case.

A first grader at Hasty Elementary School tested positive for coronavirus. The class isn’t being shut down, but students who were in close contact with the student who tested positive will be quarantined for 14 days.

At Dean Rusk Middle School a student tested positive. In that case, only the students in close contact will be quarantined, but not the whole class.

At R.M. Moore, a Kindergarten teacher tested positive for coronavirus. The impacted class will close to in-person learning for 14 days and students will be quarantined.

Yesterday, a second-grader at Sixes Elementary School tested positive for coronavirus. The entire class was closed for 14 days in that instance.

According to the Georgia Department of Public Health, Cherokee County had 109 new cases of coronavirus reported Wednesday, the highest one-day increase the county has had since the start of the pandemic.

An elementary school student in Paulding County also tested positive. Those in close contact were quarantined, but the class remained open.

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