COVID-19 cases reported at metro Atlanta public schools

School buses. (File photo)
School buses. (File photo)

The Georgia Department of Public Health has required schools to report known cases of the coronavirus among students and staff since late August.

The state agency collects the numbers weekly, and schools are required to provide case numbers to the health department even if all students are learning virtually.

The health department does not release the information publicly. Instead, the agency has left it up to individual school districts to determine if and how they will release COVID-19 case numbers.

Metro Atlanta districts each have adopted their own practices for releasing the numbers, with some providing updates more regularly than others.

Atlanta Public Schools

- Cases reported week of May 1-7: 7 staff, 11 students

- Cases reported from Aug. 28-May 7: 353 staff, 405 students

- Total cases reported: 758

- Total number of students in system: 51,012

- Note: APS held online-only classes the first semester.

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Clayton County Public Schools

- Cases reported April 30: 13 staff, 2 students

- Cases reported since July: 442 staff, 66 students

- Total reported cases: 508

- Note: Clayton has held online-classes since the school year began

- Total number of students in system: 55,000

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Cobb County Public Schools

- Total cases reported from July 1 to May 7: 5,106

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DeKalb County Public Schools

- Cases reported from July 1 to April 29: 817 staff, 298 students

-Total cases from July 1 to April 29: 1,115

- Total number of students in system: 93,000

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Fayette County Public Schools

- Cases reported May 1-7: 0 staff, 15 students

- Total cases reported since August: 211 staff, 643 students

- Total cases: 854

- Total number of students in system: 14,550

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Fulton County Public Schools

- Cases reported May 3-6: 35

- Total cases reported since August: 3,059

- Note: Fulton does not break down the cases between staff and students

- Total number of students in system: 90,300

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Gwinnett County Public Schools

- Cases reported May 10: 2 staff, 18 students

- COVID-19 cases reported since August: 1,825 staff; 3,454 students

- Total cases reported since August: 5,279

- Total number of students in system: 177,401

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Statewide, K-12 schools

-Cases reported Aug. 28 through Dec. 4: 6,100 employee cases, 11,273 student COVID-19 cases

Note: This file is updated regularly. Ben Brasch, Kristal Dixon, Alia Malik, Wilborn Nobles and Leon Stafford contributed to this report.

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