Creekview becomes 3rd Cherokee high school to temporarily close over COVID-19 cases

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — The Cherokee County School District announced Sunday that Creekview High School building will be closed for the next two weeks because of COVID-19 cases.

The district said the number of positive cases at the school is now up to 25 and that 500 of its 1,800 in-person students are under quarantine as a precaution.

There are students with COVID-19 at every grade level and at least three special education teachers and one staff member have also tested positive.

All students will move to virtual learning starting Monday through Aug. 31. Teachers will spend Monday at home to prepare for the virtual learning shift.

Creekview becomes the third Cherokee County high school to shut down, joining Etowah and Woodstock. The school buildings will be deep-cleaned, according to the district.

Channel 2′s Michael Seiden caught up with one student at Creekview who had mixed feelings about the shut down.

“I’m happy we’re all getting separated for everyone to get better, but I like seeing my friends at school,” the student said.

Cherokee County Schools keep a running list of reported COVID-19 cases at its schools and updates the total every Friday. The district also keeps an archive of letters sent to parents, which can be found here.

On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that we are, effective immediately, temporarily closing in-person...

Posted by Cherokee County GA School District on Sunday, August 16, 2020