Over 1,000 Henry County students quarantined after 12 days in school

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. — Over 1,000 students in Henry County have been quarantined just a week and a half into the new school year.

The district has reported 323 new cases of COVID-19 since school started on Aug. 4.

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Last week, the district quickly revised their mask policy as case numbers rose. Masks went from being optional to mandatory last Monday.

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The district has also moved to a Level 4 COVID-19 response plan, which paused visitors on campus, increased spacing in classrooms, limited capacity for athletic and performance events and enhanced cleaning procedures.

“The latest measure comes after careful consideration and consultation with our trusted health officials and government leaders,” school officials said.

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Henry County is averaging 36 new cases of COVID-19 a day. Only 36% of people in Henry County are fully vaccinated.