CLOSE SCHOOLS NOW - Second grader tests positive for Covid on first day of school | AUGUST 5, 2020
A Georgia second grader tested positive for Covid-19 after attending the first day of school, the school district told CNN.
Sixes Elementary in the Cherokee County School district began in-person classes on Monday. But by Tuesday, a classroom was temporarily closed for deep cleaning and the teacher and 20 other students had been asked to quarantine for two weeks after the second grader tested positive.
Meanwhile, several students in the Corinth School District in Mississippi have been infected with Covid-19 a little over a week after in-person classes resumed.
Taylor Coombs, spokesperson for the Corinth School District, told CNN that six students and one staff member tested positive for the coronavirus.
According to Coombs, 116 students that have been considered in "close contact" of a positive case have been sent home to quarantine for 14 days. The student population in the district is 2700.