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by Robin Kemp

The Clayton County Public Schools says students at Mt. Zion Primary School in Jonesboro will finish out this academic year by virtual learning.

“Effective Monday, May 10, Clayton County Public Schools is announcing that Mt. Zion Primary will pivot back to virtual learning the remainder of the school year due to a cluster of COVID-19 cases,” CCPS announced Friday afternoon.

The move comes after “a reported isolated COVID-19 case” at the school forced it to shut down for cleaning last Friday, April 30.

In a press release, CCPD said it would partner with the Clayton County Health Department, as well as “continue to follow the school system’s safety protocols for sanitizing the classroom(s).”

District officials will decide how to handle COVID-19 cases “on a case-by-case basis using the guidance of federal, state and local health officials.”

To find out how many confirmed COVID-19 cases have been confirmed among Clayton County residents, district staff, and students, visit CCPS’ COVID-19 Dashboard. The district says it will not give out personal identifying information about who is sick due to privacy concerns.

CCPS also urges employees and other stakeholders “to continue to work with their school leaders and administrators” for updates on any changes to meal service sites or other activities.