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Community transmission in both Cobb and Douglas Counties is once again considered HIGH and continues to increase. There have been steady increases in case rates, percent positive tests, emergency room visits and hospitalizations.

Current 14-day case rate per 100,000 by county (as of 10/21/2021):

COBB: 211
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Statement regarding schools and their COVID-19 policies and quarantine protocol

Cobb Board of Health Position Statement (09-07-2021)

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 August 2, 2021 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:

 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.

All questions regarding school protocols should be directed to the relevant school district. Cobb & Douglas Public Health recommends CDC School COVID-19 guidance to all schools.

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