More than 2,000 students, teachers and staff members have been quarantined since schools began to reopen in the U.S., health officials say.
The quarantines are the result of at least 230 positive tests reported in various schools across the country, data reveals. Of those quarantined, more than half belong to Georgia’s Cherokee County School District, where 1,100 students, teachers and staff members have been ordered to stay at home for two weeks following outbreaks in their respective schools, according to the state’s Department of Health. “It doesn’t sound like this was a successful reopening,” says Miranda Wicker, a former Georgia teacher. School districts in Alabama, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Indiana have also quarantined students and teachers since classes resumed earlier this month.