One of the largest school districts in Georgia confirmed that 260 employees will not return to work due to COVID.
And that’s because they were either exposed to the virus or tested positive.
The employees belong to Georgia’s Gwinnett County School District. And it’s clear that they won’t be going back to their educational jobs just yet. Meanwhile, the majority of districts situated across the US continue to adjust their plans as needed.
All the efforts were brought in place as an effective means to help curb the virus’s spread.
GCPS spokeswoman, Sloan Roach, explained to sources how the current ‘situation in Gwinnett is fluid.’ The news broke through an email on Sunday evening.
Moreover, Miss Roach went on to explain how they had around 260 employees test positive for the novel virus. Hence, they were excluded from work, all due to one positive case or some sort of contact with an infected case.
Roach claims that the tally is fluid as they continue to receive more cases while others resume back to work.
Georgia’s Gwinnett district is situated in the metropolitan side of the Atlanta area. Similarly, it’s also the largest school system present in the state. Moreover, they plan on resuming their academic activities through online learning, from August 12.
While the district continually suffers from high case counts and loads of community spread, some of the student’s parents protested last week. They made claims relating to how they wanted their children to resume back to their academic activities. In particular, many references pointed to ‘in-person learning.’
The GCSD confirmed that they had already pushed the opening date back towards August 12. However, they always opened up the option of ‘in-person learning,’ until later last month. But that’s when the country’s COVID-19 situation began deteriorating, forcing many to return to virtual learning.