In nearby Cherokee County, 12 students and two staff members from a dozen schools tested positive for the virus during their first week back in school. The Cherokee County School reported that more than 250 students with potential exposure had been sent home to quarantine for two weeks.
Cherokee County also attracted attention because of online photos. Dozens of students at two of its high schools squeezed together for photos at the senior school on the first day. No wearing masks.
Georgia’s hospital admissions for COVID-19 are down, and “we see the curve smoothing out in new cases,”
“As I have said before, we have come a long way, but we are not out in the woods yet and we cannot take our foot off the gas,” he added.
Kemp and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams both said Georgians can expect to see newly reported cases when schools and businesses reopen.
“I want the people of Georgia to know that we do not have to wait until we get a vaccine, we do not have to hide until we get a miracle therapeutic,” Adams said.