CLINCH COUNTY, Ga. (WTXL) — Clinch County High School announced it will be closed to students from Friday, September 18 until Friday, September 25 due to an outbreak of COVID-19 cases among students and staff in the past week.
They plan to resume classes on Sept. 28.
Clinch County Elementary School and Middle School remain open.
The information was announced by the district via social media on Thursday night.
"We are constantly reviewing our COVID data and consulting with local medical professionals regarding positive cases and close contact tracing. After speaking to our medical experts this afternoon, we are temporarily closing Clinch County High School to students beginning tomorrow, September 18 through Friday, September 25. Students who are not under quarantine restriction may return to school on Monday, September 28.
This afternoon, high school students will take home assigned Chromebooks so they can continue to participate in distance learning during this short-term closure. We need your help in keeping our students and community safe. Please encourage students to social distance during this closure. If they have been identified as a close contact, they should quarantine at home. While the school is temporarily closed during the next ten days, all extra-curricular activities will be suspended.
Based on our data, Clinch County Elementary/Middle School will remain open for students. We have had no reported positive cases of students at CCEMS this week. Buses will continue to run for the elementary/middle school students.
High School teachers will continue to report to work and will be delivering instruction through Google Classroom. High school students should log in to Google Classroom daily to check for assignments."