An Atlanta suburban school district temporarily suspended live teaching on Wednesday.
He said that the increasing number of COVID-19 cases forced a large number of Cherokee County students and teachers to quarantine.
Meanwhile, Georgia’s largest school district is struggling to roll out online learning for its 180,000 students.
It happened because parents complained that their students repeatedly tried and failed to log into the Gwinnett County online system.
Cherokee County is the largest school district in Georgia that currently offers face-to-face classes.
But increasing numbers of infections have forced large numbers of students and employees into quarantine.
The district announced it would close Woodstock Middle School until August 31, a day after the school made the same announcement at Etowah Middle School.
Each school has about 2,500 students.
“As of this morning, the number of positive cases at the school has risen to a total of 14 with tests for another 15 students awaiting; and, as a result of confirmed cases, 289 students and staff are under quarantine and, if pending tests prove positive, the total will increase significantly, “wrote Cherokee County Superintendent Brian Hightower in a message to parents.
It is unclear whether any students or employees are infected at the school.
Total deaths rose to nearly 4,500 as of Wednesday, with 67 deaths a day reported to the state on average in the past week.
Some of these deaths occurred in July.
The total number of cases rose past 225,000, as nearly 3,500 cases a day continued to be confirmed.
The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized continues to decline slowly.
But critical care spaces remain limited, with 87% filled statewide, and the number of people on ventilators on Wednesday rose to 1,272, the highest record since the pandemic began.
Not everyone on critical care beds or on ventilators becomes infected with respiratory disease.