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Fulton County schools closed Tuesday after teacher tests positive for COVID-19

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Atlanta, GA, March 9, 2020: All Fulton County schools will be closed Tuesday, after an employee with the school system tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Monday.

The itinerant teacher who works at Bear Creek Middle School in Fairburn and Woodland Middle School in East Point had tested positive for COVID-19, reports WSB TV, quoting Fulton County School Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney.

The teacher was at school Friday when she fell ill. Staff members called 911 to take her to the hospital, where she has been ever since.

“Our school system has been alerted by public health officials of a confirmed employee coronavirus case within our district.  The employee is currently being treated at a local hospital.  We are working with public health officials to determine the impact to our local schools and community.  Based on this concern, all schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, March 10, with additional closures communicated as determined,” says the statement posed on the Fulton County School System website.

“This closure will allow us to clean and sanitize affected schools as well as share additional details of our ongoing plan.  Updates regarding this concern will be shared via additional emails and the district website.”

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