Three TCSS schools to remain closed on Monday and Tuesday
Published 2:00 pm Sunday, August 22, 2021
Long Cane Elementary, Long Cane Middle and Rosemont Elementary will remain closed on Monday and Tuesday as the Troup County School System continues to monitor the COVID-19 cases in those schools.
All three will again hold virtual classes.
Superintendent Brian Shumate said another two days will allow six full days since the schools were shut down to allow for further evaluation of COVID-19 numbers. All three were closed Thursday and Friday.
Shumate said there are too many unknowns right now, and more time will allow TCSS to see if the numbers are continuing to rise.
“We do appreciate the support of the parents and the community and our number one job is to keep staff and students safe, and we think this is the best thing to do,” Shumate said.
Shumate said kids and staff adjusted well last week to virtual school.
As of Friday, Long Cane Middle had 31 student cases and three staff cases of COVID-19. There were 93 students in quarantine and two staff members in quarantine.
On Friday, Long Cane Elementary had 20 student cases and five staff cases and 93 students in quarantine and zero staff members quarantined.
Rosemont had 16 COVID-19 student cases and four staff cases as of Friday. There were also 47 students in quarantine and zero staff members quarantined.