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Over 1,000 students under quarantine in ONE Georgia school district

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ABC News 8/12

Over 1,000 students under quarantine in Georgia school district

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Scripps National / Associated Press

last updated 7:43 PM, Aug 11, 2020

CANTON, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia school district has quarantined more than 1,000 students and staff members because of possible exposure to the coronavirus since classes resumed this last week.

The Cherokee County School District outside Atlanta said it would also temporarily shut down a hard-hit high school in which a widely shared photo showed dozens of maskless students posing together.

"Since we’ve reopened, and as of this morning, there have been 59 positive COVID-19 tests confirmed among our students and staff, which have led us to mandate two-week quarantines for 925 students and staff," Superintendent Dr. Brian V. Hightower said in a facebook post....

...The district, which serves more than 42,000 students, listed about 40 cases in 19 schools...

https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/coronavirus/over-1-000-in-georgia-district-quarantine-as-high-school-shut

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On 8/12/2020 at 12:38 PM, NRSKarenRN said:

ABC News 8/12

Over 1,000 students under quarantine in Georgia school district

Well, it seems you REALLY can't cure stupid. Ga. was way to high on the curve to attempt school with so many cases. There are lots of places that may be able to pull off in person education (I doubt the teachers would show up) but Ga. wasn't even approaching being safe.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

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CNN 8/14/2020

More than 2,000 students, teachers and staff quarantined in several schools

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..."It doesn't sound like this was a successful reopening," former Georgia teacher Miranda Wicker told CNN's Don Lemon Wednesday night. Wicker has been speaking with teachers in the district who say they've asked for safety precautions such as mask requirements. While the county school district's superintendent encouraged mask use when social distancing isn't possible in a statement on Tuesday, no mandate has been enforced.....

And in nearby Gwinnett County, the state's largest school district had to quarantine staff before their doors even opened. At least 263 employees are in quarantine after 28 confirmed cases as of August 5. School began virtually in Gwinnett County on Wednesday.

It's a scene that has played out in Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Indiana, with school districts there also enforcing quarantines. And it's left many teachers reluctant to return to the classroom....

https://www.cnn.com/2020/08/13/us/schools-quarantined-coronavirus/index.html

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

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There was a position open in their Health Clinic that I was considering, until I reasoned with myself that Freshmen are still immature and love to party; many college students doing same thing, high risk for asymptomatic COVID19 spread. .

Villanova University threatens to send students home after large gathering

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...President Donohue sent a message to students Thursday morning, stressing the importance of following the university's COVID-19 protocols. He threatened punishment for anyone who failed to abide by them.

"Let me be perfectly clear, if we don’t do these things, YOU WILL BE SENT HOME and more importantly, our community members’ health will be at risk," Donohue wrote. "We all need to adapt NOW to this new normal and way of doing things — for our good and the good of others."

The message, titled "Community First: IT'S UP TO YOU," reiterated that students must wear masks at all times, stay home from class when sick, and practice social distancing....

https://www.phillyvoice.com/villanova-university-student-gathering-videos-covid-19-protocols-social-distancing-face-masks-coronavirus/

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