2nd Fulton County Schools employee tests positive for coronavirus

2nd Fulton County Schools employee tests positive for coronavirus
Schools across the district were closed Tuesday after a teacher tested positive for COVID-19, the coronavirus. (WSBTV.com News Staff)

EAST POINT, Ga. — A second Fulton County Schools employee has tested positive for coronavirus, the district announced Wednesday.

The employee works at Woodland Middle School in East Point and was last at the school on Monday.

Woodland Middle School is already closed due to a teacher who was already confirmed to have the illness. That teacher worked at both woodland and Bear Creek Middle Schools.

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Fulton County Schools said that because of the new case, they are pushing when Woodland Middle School will reopen. Students were originally set to go back to school March 17. The district said the re-opening date has been moved to March 23. Bear Creek Middle School will re-open the same day.

Individual students and employees who are identified as having had direct and prolonged contact with the employee are being contacted by the Fulton County Public Health Department and directed to self-quarantine.

Officials said the new case of coronavirus does not pose any additional exposure to other locations and staff in Fulton County.

All other Fulton County Schools will reopen Thursday as scheduled.