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COVID-19 suspends in-person high school in south Georgia

Added 09-18-20 06:03:01pm EST - “A high school in a south Georgia county is stopping in-person instruction for 10 days because of high numbers of COVID-19 exposures.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “COVID-19 suspends in-person high school in south Georgia”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

HOMERVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A high school in a south Georgia county is stopping in-person instruction for 10 days because of high numbers of COVID-19 exposures.

The Clinch County school system closed 350-student Clinch County high school from Friday through Sept. 28, saying many students have been exposed to the coronavirus and are under quarantine.

The rural county just north of the Florida line has had the eighth-most cases per capita among Georgia counties in the last 14 days, according to numbers kept by The Associated Press.

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Statewide infection numbers have stopped falling this week, with the seven-day average drifting back above 1,700 on Friday. That may be in part because testing numbers have bounced back up, pushing above 20,000 on average this week.

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