260 Gwinnett School Employees Out Because Of Coronavirus
Officials for Georgia’s largest public school district say more than 250 employees have reported testing positive for the coronavirus or possibly being exposed to it, about a week before the school year is set to begin.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Gwinnett County Public Schools teachers began in-person planning Wednesday at county facilities. Officials confirmed to news outlets that by Thursday, about 260 employees had called in to report a positive COVID-19 test or possible exposure and are now excluded from work.
The system's superintendent announced last month that all classes will be taught online for the 180,000-student district in suburban Atlanta when instruction begins Aug. 12.