Cherokee County School District announced in a news release Wednesday that it would temporarily close in-person learning at Georgia's Woodstock High School with the reopening tentatively scheduled for Aug. 31.
"On behalf of the Superintendent, please be advised that we are temporarily closing in-person learning at Woodstock High School effective at the end of classes today (Aug. 12, 2020)," read the release. "This decision was made with the support of School Board Members and in consideration with the Department of Public Health."
The school has 14 Covid-19 positive cases with tests for another 15 students pending, according to the release.
"As a result of the confirmed cases, 289 students and staff are under quarantine and, should the pending tests prove positive, the total would significantly increase," read the release.
The closure would not impact Woodstock High School students already enrolled in digital learning.
"All Woodstock HS in-person students will stay home from school until the scheduled reopening on Monday, Aug. 31. Teachers will spend Thursday, August 13, preparing for the shift to remote learning; the building will be deep-cleaned," read the release. "Remote learning, through the Canvas learning management system, will begin on Friday, August 14, with teachers reporting to school to provide this online instruction."
The closing of Woodstock High School follows the closing of Etowah High School on Tuesday.