In nearby Cherokee County, 12 students and two staff from a dozen schools tested positive for the virus during their first week at school. The Cherokee County School System reported that more than 250 students with potential exposure were sent home in quarantine for two weeks.
The Cherokee County also attracted attention because of the photos online. Dozens of students at her two high schools squeezed together for first day high school photos. No one wore masks.
Georgia hospitals for COVID-19 are declining and “we are seeing the curve flatten out in new cases,” Kemp told a news conference. He also announced that a new testing site had recently opened near Atlanta Airport.
“As I said before, we have come a long way, but we are not yet out of the forest and we can not take our foot off the gas,”; he added.
Kemp and U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams said Georgians can expect to see newly reported cases as schools and businesses reopen.
“I want the people of Georgia to know that we do not have to wait until we get a vaccine, we do not have to hide until we get a therapeutic miracle,” Adams said.