On Friday, both Dekalb County Schools and Fulton County Schools announced their plans to start the second semester virtually. This comes after both Clayton and Rockdale County made the same decision on Thursday.

In a communication to parents, Fulton County made the announcement based on the December 30, Fulton County Board of Health Epidemiology Report and the dramatic increase in positive COVID cases.

Fulton County plans for all students to begin remote learning for all students on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, through Friday, January 7, 2022. In addition, all Fulton County students and staff will be required to wear masks in FCS facilities from January 10th-January 21, 2022. Staff will report remotely on Monday and Tuesday, January 3 and 4, 2022, and report in-person beginning Wednesday, January 5, 2022.

Dekalb County Schools students and staff will engage in virtual instruction from Wednesday, January 5th through Friday, January 7, 2022. On Monday all 12, 11, and 10-month employees will report to work Monday and staff will be able to be COVID tested at the Administrative and Instructional Complex in Stone Mountain.

Students who did not bring devices home before winter break will be able to pick up learning devices for students on Monday, January 3rd, 2022.

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