In nearby Cherokee County, 12 students and two staff from a dozen schools tested positive for the virus in their first week of school. The Cherokee County’s school system reported that more than 250 students with potential exposure have been quarantined home for two weeks.
Cherokee County also attracted attention for online photos. Dozens of students at two of his high schools huddled together to snap photos of seniors on their first day of school. Nobody wore masks.
Georgia’s hospital stays for COVID-19 have fallen, and “we’re seeing the curve flatten out with new cases,”
“As I said, we’ve come a long way, but we’re not out of the woods yet and we can’t take our foot off the gas,” he added.
Kemp and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams both said Georgians can expect newly reported cases as schools and businesses reopen.
“I want the people of Georgia to know that we don’t have to wait to get a vaccine. We don’t have to hide until we get a miracle drug,” said Adams.