Images of students standing shoulder to shoulder and without masks have sparked renewed coronavirus fears as a classroom is placed in quarantine after the first day of school.
Pictures and video showing dozens of students walking the halls and posing for first-day-of-school photos appeared online soon after in-person classes began on Monday in Georgia.
Paulding County superintendent Brian Ottot confirmed in an email that photos from hallways at North Paulding High School in Dallas were authentic, according to the Associated Press.
“There is no question that the photo does not look good,” Mr Ottot said in the email.
It comes as a classroom at Sixes Elementary School in Georgia’s Cherokee County was shut down after a second-grade student tested positive for Covid-19 on the first day.
The student’s teacher and 20 classmates would quarantine with online classes for the next two weeks, school district spokesperson Barbara