Fulton County

Fulton County Schools superintendent issues strong warning ahead of school restarting

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. — The superintendent of Fulton County Schools has issued a strong warning to the public ahead of schools reopening.

Dr. Mike Looney posted a message to Twitter Thursday, urging people to wear masks and practice social distancing ahead of school restarting August 10.

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"PSA: To be brutally honest, we need everyone to act now. We're seeing a significant rise in cases and that has to change for us to go back to face-to-face instruction," Loomey wrote. "Please practice social distancing and wear a face covering now. We REALLY want to see our kiddos on August 10th."

Looney said the district is considering three scenarios in August, which include a return to a traditional classroom, continuing with virtual learning at home, or a hybrid plan, which Looney said is his last choice.

A final decision has not been made.