Georgia district will begin treating positive COVID cases same as flu, chickenpox

Parents will only be notified if the virus is being transmitted in a classroom, grade level or building
By: | February 24, 2022

The Fayette County school system said Wednesday that it was shifting how it approaches COVID-19, recognizing the virus as endemic.

Going forward, Fayette County Public Schools said in a note sent home to parents and employees, “positive cases in schools will be treated the same as other communicable diseases (i.e. flu, chickenpox).”

The note added that COVID notification protocols would be changing so that parents and guardians only receive a close contact letter if school administration and the school nurse determine “that the virus is being transmitted from person to person in a classroom, grade level or building.”

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