Dr. Mike Looney

ATLANTA (CBS46) — The Fulton County Schools superintendent has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a spokesperson for the school district.

Dr. Mike Looney reportedly has a mild case and is "recovering well." He will return to work once his quarantine is over in a few days.

Looney is the leader of the state's fourth largest school district. Looney told CBS46 in July that there were certain things he would have done better while adapting to the realities of the virus and gave himself a "solid B" on his performance during the pandemic.

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Masks are currently required in Fulton County Schools in communities where there are more than 100 cases per 100,000 residents. 

It is not known at this time how Looney contracted the virus.

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