Another Henry County school switches to virtual learning

Another Henry County school is pivoting to virtual learning for a few days due to the coronavirus. (File photo)

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Another Henry County school is pivoting to virtual learning for a few days due to the coronavirus. (File photo)

Students at Tussahaw Elementary School in McDonough are learning remotely through September 10.

The change was made Thursday “due to a consistent increase in the number of individuals at the school required to quarantine,” according to a statement on the Henry County School District’s website.

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The statement said the decision was made “after careful review and consideration of the recent school health metrics and in consultation with local health officials.”

The decision comes as COVID-19 cases among children are now at their highest point of the pandemic, according to state health data. Since the start of the new school year, 14 metro Atlanta school districts recorded 18,548 COVID-19 cases as of Aug. 27.

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The Henry County School District recorded 1,914 COVID-19 cases from Aug. 2 to Aug. 30, which is the latest data available. The data showed 928 individuals quarantined for the week ending Aug. 30.

Since the opening of classrooms last month, the district has temporarily closed at least 11 buildings.