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Over 100 Grady County students in quarantine

Posted at 5:59 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 17:59:34-05

CAIRO, Ga. (WTXL) — More than 100 students in Grady County are in quarantine.

The district's website shows a total of 170 students quarantined for possible exposure to the coronavirus.

Currently, there are six confirmed cases in the district.

Grady County Schools superintendent Kermit Gilliard says they don't plan to close schools at this time, although some entire classes have been placed on quarantine.

Of all the cases they've identified, he says none of the students contracted the virus while at school.

"Our local dance studio had a couple girls that tested positive and we had a few students that tested positive from that," said Gilliard. "We had some ROTC students that had to be quarantined. There was an ROTC student that was positive and did not know it and came to a competition on Friday night to help park cars, and so we had to quarantine that group of students."

Another student tested positive after attending a Halloween party.

Gilliard says he does not expect Halloween to contribute to a rise in cases, as many parents kept their children away from social activity.

Still, he adds that parents can expect a reminder on the importance of PPE this weekend as the district works to keep the number of cases as low as possible.