Southside Elementary School class quarantined after student tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 4:57 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 16:57:35-04

CAIRO, Ga. (WTXL) — The superintendent of Grady County School District, Dr. Kermit Gilliard said an entire Pre-K class was sent home from Southside Elementary School in Cairo on Friday after one student tested positive for the coronavirus.

Gilliard said 22 students, a teacher, and a paraprofessional will quarantine until September 29.

A four-year-old student who attended the class on Monday took a COVID-19 test on Tuesday. They got the results back Friday showing the student had COVID-19. Everyone who was in that class sent home to quarantine as a precaution.

The students are from Northside Elementary school, but were currently at Southside for classes due to social distancing.

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