COVID-19 Coronavirus Updates

  • Coronavirus Updates LogoFulton County Schools works daily to ensure the health and well-being of our students and staff by developing, implementing, and delivering school health services throughout the year. Occasionally, extraordinary efforts are required to meet particular challenges, such as the recent concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19).

    We are currently following the lead of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), the Fulton County Board of Health (FCBOH) as well as other local, state, and federal agencies to make sure we have the most up-to-date information available. This page has been established to provide these resources and communications from the district to our community members.

    If you have any MEDICAL questions, please contact the following:

    Fulton County Board of Health

    Georgia Department of Health

    24/7 Public Health
    Emergency Line


Documents & Reports

COVID-19 Protocols for 2021-22

  • UPDATE: On October 27

  • UPDATE: On August 13

  • UPDATE: On August 5

  • UPDATE: On August 2

Latest COVID-19 Update to the Board of Education

Learning Options for 2021-22

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The district is compiling a list of the most frequently asked questions about COVID-19 and our Back-to-School plan. These questions come to us by phone, email, social media, and face-to-face conversations. We are providing the answers here for the convenience of everyone in our community. We expect this list to grow rapidly so please bookmark this page and check back often. If you would like to submit a question for consideration, please email us by clicking this link.

Masks/Face Coverings

  • When will masks be required?

  • What types of masks are appropriate?

  • How will schools support mask use?

  • Are masks required on buses?

  • If a student is required to wear a mask based on direct contact, will they be able to eat and play with their friends?


  • If a student/staff has been directly exposed to an individual with COVID-19, can they still come to school or do they have to quarantine?

  • What do I do if my student is feeling sick? Do they have to quarantine?

  • What guidance for contact tracing, testing and quarantine/isolation is in place in the event that a student/staff in the class contracts COVID-19?

Closing Matrix / Remote Learning

  • How many positive cases will determine whether a school must close?

  • What option do K-2 families have if they're not comfortable with face-to-face schooling while masks are optional when the CDC's metric shows that FCS should be masks-mandatory?  

  • What instructional resources will my child receive when out of school due to testing positive for COVID?

COVID Reporting

  • How will COVID cases be reported?

  • How will I be notified if a positive case is reported in my/my student’s school?

  • How should I notify the school if my student receives a positive test COVID-19 test result?

  • What happens if a student/staff is symptomatic or receives a positive test while they are in school?

  • What if an individual tests positive for COVID-19, how exactly will the affected area be vacated for a period of 24 hours if it is a classroom?

  • How current are the FCBOH reports that FCS will use to decide mask optional/mandatory? Is there a lag?

  • How is FCS monitoring our school community’s current transmission rate?

  • Will it fall to teachers to make sure "close contact" students are wearing their masks for 10 days? 

Cleaning & Disinfecting

  • How will the district ensure classrooms and buildings remain clean throughout the day?

  • What is the difference between cleaning and disinfecting?

  • Will hand washing stations or hand sanitizer be available throughout the school and when will students be required to wash their hands?


  • What will lunch and breakfast service look like during in-person learning?

  • When and how will physical distancing be maintained throughout the school day?

  • What happens during lunchtime to "close contact" students who are required to wear masks for 10 days? Do they unmask and eat with their peers?

  • What types of COVID protocols will be in place at sports venues starting the in the fall?

  • What types of COVID protocols will be in place at Band/Music events starting in the fall?