Cobb County School District reports case of coronavirus at elementary school

Cobb County School District reports case of coronavirus at elementary school

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Cobb County School District officials are reporting a positive case of coronavirus at Kincaid Elementary School.

Officials are not releasing information on who was infected, citing privacy laws. Officials say the Department of Public Health informed them about the case Wednesday.

Officials said they will close the school for the next 14 days, beginning on March 12, for sterilization. No other Cobb County Schools will be closed.

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Officials said students at Kincaid will continue receiving digital classroom content from their teachers.

“Our staff is working to keep our facilities clean, and our schools are reminding students about best practices for staying healthy including practicing good hygiene,” the county said in a statement. “Navigating these next days and weeks will take a team effort, but we believe that our community is well-prepared.”