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Mon Aug 3, 2020, 04:57 PM

260 employees in Georgia's largest school district test positive for or exposed to coronavirus

Source: NBC News

260 employees in Georgia's largest school district test positive for or exposed to coronavirus

Gwinnett County, which has the state's largest school district, has seen 4,000 new cases in the past two weeks.

Aug. 3, 2020, 12:37 PM EDT
By Ben Kesslen

Around 260 employees in Georgia’s largest school district have been “excluded from work” after testing positive for the coronavirus or being exposed to the virus, the county told NBC News on Monday.

Sloan Roach, a spokesperson for the Gwinnett County School District — which has an estimated 180,000 students in the Atlanta Metro area — said the number is an approximation of their record since last Thursday. She did not reply to a follow-up question about whether the number encompasses the total amount of employees sickened or exposed since the pandemic began.

“This number is fluid as we continue to have new reports and others who are returning to work,” she said in an email.

Roach said that, through contact tracing, they have determined the majority of cases stem from community spread and many employees have called in sick who have not been at school or work.

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