Fulton County School Implements Mask Mandate

In a communication to families, Fulton County Schools implemented a mask mandate in 13 out of the 14 FCS Cities.

Using the local data taken from the Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) Epidemiology Reports Fulton County Schools determined schools and facilities located in municipalities where the rate of infection exceeds 100 per 100,000 residents will require all students, personnel, and visitors to wear masks until such time as the level of spread drops.

According to the FCBOH August 4, 2021 report, the COVID incidence rates for 13 of the 14 FCS cities in Fulton County exceeded the level public health officials consider “High Community Spread.” Starting Monday, August 9th, schools and facilities in these jurisdictions will require a mask. See the the complete list of affected schools can be found here and will be updated weekly.

Additionally, all FCS staff and students are required to report a confirmed positive case of COVID-19, a pending COVID-19 test result (regardless of the reason for testing), and direct contact with a person who is COVID-19 positive.

In addition, to mask-wearing Fulton County Schools has updated their quarantine guidance that will allow all students, regardless of vaccination status, to continue reporting to school after a direct contact if the individual:

(1) is/remains symptom-free, and

(2) wears a mask while on school district property for 10 days after exposure. 

All students who report a pending test result may continue reporting to school if the individual:

(1) is/remains symptom-free, and

(2) wears a mask while on school district property until the test results are received and reported. 

Stay tuned for more updates as the data is available.

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