All six high schools were reporting new cases.
Etowah and Woodstock high schools have closed due to their outbreaks, with each reporting 13 newly infected students this week causing 170 and 249 students to be under quarantine respectively.
Etowah became a national focus last week after a photograph showing scores of seniors huddled together without masks for a back-to-school moment went viral online. However, no senior there reported an infection last week and just two of the newly infected this week were seniors, according to the district’s list.
Two Etowah High English teachers tested positive for COVID-19 last week, as did one this week, along with a teacher described as “digital.”
Cherokee High had a dozen students reporting infections and 125 placed under quarantine this week but has remained open. So has Creekview High with seven new student infections and 161 students placed under quarantine this week.
River Ridge and Sequoyah high schools had one new student infected apiece this week, with two dozen students placed under quarantine this week at the first school and 30 at the latter.
Most of these schools enrolled about 2,000 students last year, though Cherokee High reported about 2,700 and Etowah High was close behind with 2,400. About 1 in 4 students countywide choose online learning to begin the school year.
See the full list of school-by-school cases and quarantine count here.