COVID-19 outbreak causes another Clayton County school to go virtual

RIVERDALE, Ga. — Clayton County Schools continues trying to work around and battle COVID-19 outbreaks that are limiting student access to schools.

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Sunday morning the district announced that students who attend Sequoyah Middle School in Riverdale will be required to learn remotely beginning Monday, May 10.

The announcement marks the fourth school in the past couple weeks where COVID outbreaks have forced changes.

Channel 2 Action News reported last week that the county would be moving students at Callaway, Harper and Morrow Elementary to remote learning as well. All four schools will remain in “remote learning” until the end of the school year May 25.

The district also says they will continue to follow their safety protocols for sanitizing classrooms and other parts of the school that may be affected.


The district’s nutrition department has also suspended the food service operation at Sequoyah Middle which they say also served students and families at nearby Harper Elementary, another impacted school until further notice.

They’re asking students and families to go to either Riverside Elementary, Riverside Middle or Riverside High School May 10-11 while they come up with a plan for those impacted by the Sequoyah decision.

School officials also say there will be no bus stop service for families in the community around these schools until further notice. They ask those affected by the decision to use the drive-up service at the Riverside schools.

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