Kincaid Elementary in Cobb closed due to coronavirus case

An individual associated with Kincaid Elementary School in Cobb County has tested positive for the coronavirus, the district said in a statement Wednesday.

Due to federal privacy laws, the district said it could not share specifics about the case.

“We have prioritized the health of Kincaid students and staff by deciding to close Kincaid Elementary for the next 14 days beginning on March 12th,” it said in a statement. “Within 48 hours of school closure, and following DPH guidelines, Cobb staff will thoroughly clean and sanitize the entire campus, including buses. No other Cobb schools are closed at this time.”

Affected students will get “digital classroom content” from their teachers using “a variety of digital platforms and tools,” it said.

The school is located near Sandy Plains Road in East Cobb.

The statement concluded saying the district will continue following the direction and guidance of public health authorities.

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