Fulton shuts down Banneker High for day due to COVID-19 cases


Two days after returning to full face-to-face instruction, Fulton County Schools has temporarily shut down one of its high schools due to a the number of COVID-19 cases in the building.

The district closed Banneker High School near Union City on Friday because three or more students/staff were confirmed to have the coronavirus, according to a letter from Principal Jason Stamper to families.

Students were told to continue learning remotely on Friday.

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Stamper wrote that the district will “spend time tomorrow conducting a deep cleaning of the building.” Banneker will resume face-to-face instruction on Monday, according to the letter.

This is the first school to close due to COVID-19 cases since the district re-opened, according to a district spokeswoman.

The district turned entirely virtual on March 13 to slow the spread of COVID-19, becoming the first district in metro Atlanta to do so. It returned to full in-person education on Oct. 14.

The district created an online portal for parents to report these cases. Those in Fulton wishing to be tested can call: 404-613-8150.

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