Earlier this week, state epidemiologist Dr. Cherie Drenzek said that about 60% of all COVID-19 outbreaks in Georgia now take place in K-12 schools. Children under age 12 aren’t eligible for vaccinations.
As of Sept. 9, the DeKalb County School District has recorded 2,523 COVID-19 cases among students and staff since the start of the school year last month. Masks are required to be worn in buildings and on buses.
This story has been updated.