An entire classroom full of second graders in Georgia has been forced into quarantine after one classmate tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Local news station WGCL reports that a student at the Sixes Elementary School in Cherokee County was diagnosed with COVID-19 just after they attended class on Monday, which was the first day back at school after summer break.
All 20 students who are in the class, as well as the students’ teacher, will now be under quarantine for the next two weeks. Students will still receive instruction from the teacher over the internet.
In a note sent to parents, Principal Ashley Kennerly encouraged all parents to be vigilant in monitoring their children for potential symptoms of the disease.
“Students should remain at home if they are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 including fever, new or persistent cough, headache, loss of taste or smell, fatigue and/or stomach issues,” she advised.
President Donald Trump has been pushing states to reopen schools even in the midst of a deadly pandemic that so far has killed more than 157,000 Americans in just five months. The president even told Fox News on Wednesday that he believed Democratic state officials were only holding back on reopening their schools in order to harm him politically.
Mitch McConnell slammed for his ‘oddly specific’ promise to accept results of Nov. 3 election
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) added his voice to statements issued by other Republican lawmakers assuring they would accept the election results -- which President Donald Trump suggested he would not.
The president refused to commit to the peaceful transition of power if he loses to Joe Biden, and McConnell and some other Republicans offered some sort of assurance they would -- although none mentioned Trump by name and some suggested Biden had made similar threats.
WATCH: Public health officials rip Trump-loving mayor to his face after he links them to ‘violent mobs’
Tennessee Mayor Glenn Jacobs came under fire from his own public health officials this week after he narrated a video that attacked them as "sinister" bureaucrats who were linked to "violent mobs" trying to install a "socialist utopia."
Knox News reports that during a Knox County Board of Health meeting on Wednesday night, several members of the board ripped Jacobs to his face for narrating and posting a right-wing propaganda video that claimed scientists were working with left-wing anarchists to bring down the United States.
Trump’s rally rage is getting worse as his election desperation grows: analysis
President Donald Trump's rally rage is getting worse as the election near and his desperation grows.
A Washington Post analysis of his language revealed Trump's growing anger is manifesting into attacks against people of color and the Black Lives Matter movement as well as the media.
"Over the course of the rallies, Trump has amped up his attacks on refugees and a Muslim congresswoman, his approval of violence against journalists, his baseless theories about Joe Biden and his not-terribly subtle shunning of a mask to protect against the novel coronavirus," the Post explained.