A second-grader in a Georgia school district tested positive for coronavirus after attending the first day of school.
Sixes Elementary in the Cherokee County school district began in-person learning on Monday, and two days into the school year, parents were notified that a student had tested positive for coronavirus.
The classroom has been temporarily closed, and the teacher and 20 other students will be required to quarantine for two weeks, according to 11Alive.
“The teacher, who is symptom-free, will teach class online from home through our Canvas learning management system. The classroom will be deep cleaned after school today,” chief communications officer Barbara P. Jacoby told 11Alive.
Cherokee County does not require face coverings for children, only recommends them when social distancing is not possible.