Acworth daycare teacher tests positive for coronavirus, school closes

This is Childcare Network #316, located at 4833 Baker Grove Road in Acworth, which voluntarily closing after a teacher tested positive for coronavirus.
This is Childcare Network #316, located at 4833 Baker Grove Road in Acworth, which voluntarily closing after a teacher tested positive for coronavirus.

Credit: Courtesy Cobb County Property Appraiser

Credit: Courtesy Cobb County Property Appraiser

A daycare teacher in Cobb County has tested positive for coronavirus, prompting the facility to voluntarily close two days for cleaning.

Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning, which regulates preschools and daycares in the state, said Monday night it had been notified that a teacher at Childcare Network #316, at 4833 Baker Grove Road in Acworth, had tested positive.

The daycare will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday.

The news came the same day Fulton County Public Schools opted to close all of its more than 100 schools on Tuesday after a teacher was found to be infected.


READ | Parents wait as Fulton weighs schools closures after coronavirus case


The identity of both teachers are unknown.

The state said Childcare Network followed the right procedure: immediately contacting their local health department, who then alerted the Georgia Department of Public Health.

“After receiving several inquiries about a teacher who allegedly had contracted the virus, our emergency management director contacted Cobb and Douglas Public Health officials who said that there were some people being monitored,” Cobb County government spokesman Ross Cavitt told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Monday night.


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State officials said they are investigating the situation and working with all children and families affected.

The virus, which is officially named COVID-19, can be recognized as bringing pneumonia-like symptoms. Different from the seasonal flu, a global public health emergency was declared earlier this year.


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It?s tied to the same case that has Fulton County Schools closed Tuesday.


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