COVID-19 Update for Thanksgiving

COVID-19 Update for Thanksgiving
Posted on 11/20/2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Staff Members,

I would like to thank our students and their families for their cooperation with our COVID-19 protocol. The guidelines we have in place are working. As expected, we have had COVID-19 in our schools, but contact tracing shows that people are contracting the virus away from school in almost every case. There has been very little transmission from one student or staff member to another in our schools.

While COVID-19 is increasing in our community, Dr. Janet Memark, district health director for Cobb & Douglas Public Health, pointed out in an interview with DCTV last Friday: "We are not having a lot of transmission within classrooms because they're all wearing masks. What we're seeing, though, is they're bringing it in from outside the classroom. So whatever's happening in the community -- parties and gatherings and socializing -- they're getting it outside and they're bringing it in."

I want to wish all our families and staff members a wonderful and restful break over Thanksgiving, and I implore everyone to follow CDC guidelines and stay as safe as possible. We must remain vigilant.

Please see the letter below from Dr. Memark with advice on stopping the spread. Let's all do our part to minimize the cases of COVID-19.

We look forward to seeing our traditional learners and staff members back in the buildings on November 30. We also look forward to seeing our school-based digital learners online bright and early on November 30.

Sincerely,

Trent North, Superintendent

Letter from Dr. Memark (English) (Spanish)

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