Several more Cherokee County schools reporting COVID-19 cases

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — In the district’s latest update, Cherokee County reported a student at Sixes Elementary, Hasty Elementary and Dean Rusk Middle School tested positive for COVID-19.

A kindergarten teacher at R.M. Moore Elementary School also tested positive.

Stay with Channel 2 Action News for updates on this developing story

Cherokee County School District just start the school year on Monday. The district offered parents the choice for in-person or virtual learning.

The child who tested positive attends Sixes Elementary School. According to a letter sent by the principal, the families for all students who have been deemed in “close contact” should have been contacted by the school.

The student’s classroom will be closed with a 14-day quarantine issued for the teacher and 20 students.

“The teacher, who is symptom-free, will teach the class online from home through our Canvas learning management system. The classroom will be deep-cleaned today,” the district said in a statement.

The district said the student showed no symptoms during school Monday.

“When the symptoms began after school, the student’s parents sought medical assistance and testing that resulted in the positive diagnosis,” the district said.

Channel 2′s Chris Jose said a teacher and several students at Hasty Elementary will quarantine for 14 days after being exposed to the infected student.