Coronavirus Travel Guidance

Coronavirus:  Information and Guidelines for Cobb County Schools

The Superintendent and District Leadership have been maintaining close contact with public health officials and continue to follow their guidance on the health-related developments.  In an effort to keep our students, employees, and families safe, we remain committed to following the most current recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) and the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH).  The following updates will be in effect immediately.

Enrollment of New Students from Identified High-Risk Areas:

Families attempting to enroll a student from areas with a Level 3 or 4 Travel Health Notice advisory for the coronavirus, as identified by the CDC and/or the US Department of State, should contact via telephone and/or email their local school for instructions related to registration. 

Re-entry of Students Traveling from Identified High-Risk Areas:

Families should inform the local school via telephone and/or email if their student or a member of their household has traveled to areas with a Level 3 or 4 Travel Health Notice advisory for the coronavirus, as identified by the CDC or the US Department of State.  The local school will work with the family to determine the appropriate action regarding the re-entry of the student into the school. 

Staff Travel Restrictions:

All non-essential, work-related travel for all employees has been suspended for the rest of the 2019-2020 school year.

Employees should inform their supervisor via telephone and/or email, prior to returning to work, if they have traveled to areas with a Level 3 or 4 Travel Health Notice advisory for the coronavirus, as identified by the CDC or the U.S. Department of State.   

Student Travel:            

Any school-sponsored and/or district-sponsored travel to areas with a Level 3 or 4 Travel Health Notice advisory for the coronavirus, as identified by the CDC or the US Department of State, will be canceled for the duration of the 19-20 school year.  Currently, travel scheduled within the US or for areas not identified as high risk will proceed as planned.  We have communicated with all travel companies utilized by the district to ensure they follow the same CDC and/or DPH recommendations.

Virtual school options

With one of the longest-running virtual academies in the country, for almost two decades Cobb has been delivering instruction to students through traditional and virtual classrooms. In the current environment, Cobb is well-positioned to continue to deliver content to students physically and digitally through a variety of digital tools and resources. If needed, specific guidance will be provided by each local school in Cobb County.

The Department of Public Health will continue updating the community through their website, and the CDC is constantly updating their website with the most current information.