Cobb & Douglas Public Health issued the following statement regarding COVID-19 protocols followed by the two local school systems:
Statement regarding schools and their COVID-19 policies and quarantine protocol
Cobb & Douglas Public Health strives to provide local public and private school leaders with the most accurate information on COVID-19 community spread and current, best-practice guidance (e.g., CDC). We are committed to being a trusted resource for planning, mitigation, case identification, and contact tracing.
Per the 8/2/21 Administrative Order set forth by Georgia’s Commissioner of Public Health, all schools have local, final authority over their COVID-19 policies and quarantine protocols within certain parameters. For reference, see the attached link for the recent GA DPH Administrative Order:Advertisement
In July 2021, the CDC issued the latest guidance for schools to use when planning for the year, including mitigation measures to ensure reduced transmission in schools:
Each school system has their own unique challenges to meet the needs of students and faculty and we respect their authority to make the final decisions.
NOTE: The Cobb County School District is a separate entity from the Cobb County Board of Commissioners and is governed by the Cobb County School Board. Cobb and Douglas Public Health is a local entity of the Georgia Department of Public Health.