Georgia County Shuts Down All Schools Amid Major Student COVID Outbreak

Ware County joins four other school districts in the state in suspending classes amid troubling numbers of sick children.

Huffington Post

By Mary Papenfuss
Photo: WJXT4

A Georgia county has shut down all 11 of its public schools just over a week after classes began, amid a “sharp increase” in student coronavirus cases.

Schools in Ware County in southeastern Georgia are now closed until at least Aug. 27, and students won’t be allowed back until Sept. 7 at the earliest, according to officials. Schools will not offer virtual classes during that time, according to WSAV-TV.

Four other small school districts in Georgia suspended in-person instruction earlier in the week, as COVID-19 cases among students soared.

“Initially, we thought we were going to have a normal start,” Ware County schools Superintendent Bert Smith told WJXT-4 TV.

Publish : 2021-08-15 10:04:00

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