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3/4/20 Message to CCSD Parents: Coronavirus Rumors

Posted On: Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Dear Parents, 

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised we are aware of false rumors circulating about coronavirus COVID-19 in Cherokee County.

School officials have spoken with Georgia Department of Public Health officials today, and they reported there are no confirmed cases in Cherokee County.  There are Cherokee County residents who have opted to self-quarantine in an abundance of caution based upon recent travel abroad.

The only confirmed cases in Georgia are those that were announced on Monday in Fulton County.  The affected Fulton County family has a child who attends classes at a private co-op school for home school students that is located in Cherokee County.  We have been informed that the co-op, Living Science Home Studies, is temporarily closed in response to the student’s diagnosis.  We do not oversee private schools or home school students, but the Georgia Department of Health will notify us if any students who attend private school or who are home schooled and are diagnosed with COVID-19 have a household connection to CCSD.  

Social media posts are being circulated about this case that reference various CCSD schools as being affected, and those rumors are false.  We are committed to transparency and will alert you immediately if we are informed by public health officials of any confirmed COVID-19 cases among our students or staff.

Barbara P. Jacoby
Chief Communications Officer
Cherokee County School District

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