Masks now required at all Fulton County Schools

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In response to a surge in COVID-19 cases in Fulton County, the school system is now requiring students at all schools to mask up.

According to school officials, there has been a significant increase in cases across the county. All cities within the Fulton County Schools jurisdiction are now above 100 per 100,000 positive COVID-19 cases.

According to the new data, all cities are being identified as high community spread by public health officials. Effective tomorrow, the school system will expand its mask mandate to all schools, including the schools and facilities within Johns Creek.

In addition, after receiving additional guidance from the the Fulton County Board of Health and Georgia Department of Public Health, Fulton County Schools is updating the district’s notice for students who have had direct exposure to a COVID-19 positive individual.

Fulton County students and staff who have had a direct exposure to COVID-19 while attending school or participating in school activities may be exempt from quarantine to attend school, providing they remain symptom-free, wear a mask, and do not test positive for COVID-19. If a student exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, they should not attend school.

HOW TO GET VACCINATED: COVID-19 has killed more than 20,000 Georgia residents. Don’t let yourself or your loved ones die from a preventable virus. COVID vaccines are free and widely available statewide without insurance or identification. To find a vaccination location or to schedule an appointment, visit https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine.

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