Fulton County Schools closing after employee tests positive for coronavirus

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Fulton County schools and offices will be closed on Tuesday, March 10 after determining that an employee was infected with coronavirus. The school district announced just after 2 p.m. that it was informed today about the infection.

The district said students at impacted schools were released early Monday after reports confirmed the positive case.

Officials said the employee is being treated at a local hospital.

“This closure will allow us to clean and sanitize affected schools as well as share additional details of our ongoing plan,” it said.

Gov. Brian Kemp will conduct a press conference at 4:45 p.m. March 9 to discuss recent developments regarding the virus in Georgia.

Governor Kemp and Attorney General Chris Carr are warning Georgia residents to watch out for scams related to the Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19). These include websites selling bogus products, as well as fake emails, texts, and social media posts designed to steal people’s money and personal information.

These scam emails and posts may promote awareness and offer prevention tips and fake information about cases in your area. They also might ask for donations to help victims of the virus, offer advice on unproven treatments, or contain malicious email attachments.

“The Coronavirus Task Force is working around the clock to prepare for any scenario that might arise,” said Governor Brian Kemp. “It’s a shame, but all too often, con artists will use headlines to prey on the fears of consumers and trick them. Stay vigilant and make sure you’re getting your information from trusted sources, like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Georgia Department of Public Health, and World Health Organization. The Office of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Division is set up to investigate scams and hold bad actors accountable, so if you see something that doesn’t seem right, give them a call. It’s better to be safe than sorry.”

“Scammers like to seize on whatever is making headlines, particularly when it is an emotionally charged issue,” said Attorney General Carr. “Now they are taking advantage of people’s fears about contracting this virus to try to con them out of their money. Georgians should be extra cautious about unsolicited contacts or offers and report any suspicious activity to our office.”

More info at https://gov.georgia.gov

 

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