More than 900 students, staff ordered quarantined in Georgia
August 13, 2020
CANTON, Ga. – The first letter went out Aug. 4, one day after students in the Cherokee County School District returned to their classrooms for the first time since the eruption of the coronavirus pandemic.
"Dear Parents," wrote Dr. Ashley Kennerly, the principal of Sixes Elementary School. "I am writing this letter in order to communicate that a student in 2nd grade has tested positive for COVID-19."
By the time the last bell rang Friday, principals at 10 other schools had sent similar letters to families in Cherokee County, a bucolic and politically conservative stretch of suburbs north of Atlanta. This week, more letters went out.