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 ending Feb. 26: 14 staff, 14 students

- Cases reported from Aug. 28-Feb. 19: 242 staff, 268 students

- Total cases reported: 510

- 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 Feb. 26: 13 staff, 0 student

- Cases reported since July: 374 staff, 43 students

- Total reported cases: 417

- 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

- Cases reported Feb. 26: 85 elementary schools, 68 middle schools, 73 high schools

- Total cases reported Feb. 26: 226

- Cases reported from July 1 to Feb. 26 3,960 (staff and students)

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DeKalb County Public Schools

- Cases reported from July 1 to Feb. 18: 676 staff, 186 students

-Total cases from July 1 to Feb. 18: 862

- New cases: 28 staff, 11 students

- Total number of students in system: 93,000

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Fayette County Public Schools

- Cases reported Feb. 26: 10 staff, 42 students

- Total cases reported since August: 187 staff, 514 students

- Total cases: 701

- Total number of students in system: 14,550

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Fulton County Public Schools

- Cases reported Feb. 22-26: 76

- Total cases reported since August: 2,060

- Note: Fulton 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 March 1: 11 staff, 28 students

- COVID-19 cases reported since August: 1,625 staff; 2,798 students

- Total cases reported since August: 4,423

- Total number of students in system: 177,401

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Henry County Public Schools

- Cases reported March 1: 7 staff, 6 students

- COVID-19 cases reported since Aug. 17: 597

-Total number of students in system: 43,000

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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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