An immediate dismissal was enacted today for three South Fulton schools – Woodland Middle, Bear Creek Middle and Creekside High – following reports that a teacher has tested positive for COVID-19.
Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney shared in a press conference today at 3:30 p.m. that the teacher initially fell ill at Bear Creek on Friday. 911 was called and the teacher is currently being treated at a local hospital.
The teacher had direct contact with students and staff at Woodland Middle and Bear Creek Middle. Creekside High was dismissed as precaution due to its proximity to Bear Creek Middle.
The school district is working with public health officials to determine the impact to the schools and community. They will work to identify and contact all who have come in contact with the teacher.
All schools and offices in the district will be closed tomorrow, March 10 to clean and sanitize the affected facilities. Extracurricular activities are also canceled.
Additional closures may be announced. More information is expected to be released tomorrow afternoon. Updates will be posted as they become available on the FCS website.
Last week the district announced the formation of a cross-functional Executive Task Force (ETF) of senior district leaders to monitor and oversee FCS’s ongoing response to the coronavirus. Additionally, FCS remains in close communication with the Fulton County Board of Health and other public health officials to make informed operational decisions.