Students and teachers will return to school this week after Christmas break. Most school systems resume classes on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Gordon County Schools will start back on Wednesday.
In his weekly report on Dec. 31, Dr. Gary Voccio with Northwest Georgia Public Health addressed schools reopening amongst increasing numbers of COVID-19. He said he has gotten a number of calls from local school superintendents. He says “children don’t transmit readily” but biggest concern was what teachers and students do outside of school. He encouraged masks and social distancing to continue as schools reopen.
From Gordon County Schools Superintendent Dr. Kimberly Fraker: In-person teaching resumes Jan. 6.
Latest from Polk School District: Superintendent Laurie Atkins sent out a letter (see below) on Jan. 1 saying classes will resume on Jan. 5. All staff will be required to wear masks for first two weeks after return. All students are encouraged to wear masks as well.
Latest COVID updates: Expanded details below as needed.
Floyd County Schools report: Click here for the latest
- December: 293 to 720 quarantines; 76 student and staff members test positive.
- Nov. 16-20: 648 to 788 quarantines. 21 new cases reported. .
- Oct. 9-Nov. 13: 131 to 490 overall quarantines.
- Sept. 30-Oct. 8: Quarantines ranged from 298 to 462. Total positive cases: 19.
- Sept. 10-29: Quarantines ranged from 260 to 473.
Rome City Schools report. Click here for the latest.
- Dec. 1-18: 148 to 293 student quarantines. Staff: 37 to 54 staff quarantines. 64 new cases.
- Nov. 3-30: 99 to 434 students in quarantine. Staff: 38 to 75. 56 positive tests.
- Oct. 13-Nov. 2: 47 to 442 students. Staff: 16 to 73. 23: 40 positive tests overall.
- Sept. 29-Oct. 12: Quarantines ranged from 175 to 222 students; from 15 to 32 staff and faculty. Total positive cases reported for the period. 4.
- Aug. 19-Sept. 28: Student quarantines ranged from 138 to to 348. Faculty/staff quarantines ranged from 16 to 35.