CDC updates school guidelines for Covid-19 pandemic

A student's name is written on a desk as a teacher sets up her classroom at Freedom Preparatory Academy as teachers begin to prepare to restart school after it was closed in March due to COVID-19 on August 13, 2020 in Provo, UT

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) -- Students attending face-to-face classes at Asa Hilliard Elementary School will not be allowed to return to school for the remainder of the week.

School officials announced the level two shut down after multiple people tested positive for the novel coronavirus. 

School officials have not disclosed the approximate number of confirmed cases, nor if those infected are all students. Though the school will be closed through October 1, students will instead participate in learning remotely. School officials anticipate a reopening on Monday, October 5. 

Fulton County Schools has a three-tier closing matrix:

Level 1: 1-2 Students or 1-2 Staff Members have a positive diagnosis. The school remains open for in-person learning.

Level 2: 3+ Students or Staff Members have a positive diagnosis. The school transitions to remote learning as necessary. 

Level 3: Additional factors as determined by public health such as community spread/ Georgia Department of Public Health intervention.

To schedule a free COVID-19 test regardless of symptoms go to covid19.dph.ga.gov. For appointments by phone call 404-613-8150. Calls are accepted during these times: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturdays.

Testing site locations can be found here: https://fultoncountyga.gov/covid-19/covid-testing-sites

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