Lee Co. parents offered choice for asymptomatic students who may have been exposed to COVID

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Published: Aug. 16, 2021 at 10:19 PM EDT
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LEESBURG, Ga. (WALB) - Lee County School System parents have a choice if they have a student(s) who is asymptomatic and is determined to be a close contact of a school-based exposure from a positive COVID case.

According to an announcement from the school system, parents can choose from the following two options:

  1. Keep the student home for five days after the exposure.
  2. Have the student remain in school while properly wearing a face-covering during the five days after exposure.

These options only apply to students as long as they are asymptomatic and do not have a fever, runny nose, coughing, headaches, etc.

The school system asks parents to please note the following:

  • Masks are strongly encouraged for all students and staff.
  • Teachers who have a health condition may require students to wear a face-covering or use a desk shield in class.
  • In addition to the above-stated, other safety protocols in school will be enacted starting tomorrow.
  • If you have questions or concerns, please direct them to

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