On Monday, as cited by the NBC News, about 260 employees working at the biggest school district in Georgia were excluded from working anymore after they tested COVID-19 positive. They were either corona positive or were exposed to this virus in close contact with the positive patients.
The school district at Gwinnett County has about 180,000 students by the Atlanta area. As per Sloan Roach, the Gwinnett County spokesperson, this number is simply approximate from the record obtained last Thursday. However, no reply was obtained for the follow-up question regarding whether this number signifies the overall employee count sickened or actually exposed to the diseases since the beginning of the pandemic.
Sloan mentioned in her email that this number might be fluid as there is a continued inflow of fresh reports along with the ones that have started to report back to work. She also mentioned that contact tracing has helped determine the major number of cases that come from local spread or employees that called in for sick leave after being at work or school.
This announcement comes in a time when Georgia enters its 200,000 cases mark along with 4000+ death count.