Southern Fulton closes schools for cleaning after teacher tests positive for COVID

The Southern Fulton School District closed both Southern Fulton Elementary and High Schools for five days following the confirmation that an elementary teacher had tested positive for COVID-19. The decision was announced on Sunday, September 27.

In a letter to school families, Superintendent Dr. Tara Will said the district has been in contact with the Department of Health and people who had close contact with the teacher are under quarantine.

“The teacher has been quarantined and has not been in school since Friday, Sept. 18, 2020,” the letter said.

“For precautionary reasons, the school district will be closing for 5 days. During this time, both buildings will undergo deep cleaning. These days will allow additional time for possible employee testing if necessary,” Dr. Will told families in the letter.

“Student devices are arriving daily and we will be preparing for remoting learning moving forward,” the letter said.

Southern Fulton School District offered families choices for a return to the new school year in August, including remote learning/virtual academy and in-person learning.

At press time, Southern Fulton schools were set to reopen again to in-person instruction on October 5.