COVID-19 Update for GCPS Families
The spread of COVID-19 in the United States continues to be a concern for us all. As predicted, this remains a very fluid situation and Gwinnett County Public Schools continues its work to ensure it has the best information and is prepared to take appropriate actions based on the guidance received from The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health, the Gwinnett County Health Department, and the Georgia Department of Education.
As those in our district are aware we have taken steps to minimize contact in our schools — March 16-20 and March 23-27 — as students and classroom teachers continue teaching and learning at home through Digital Learning Days.
In GCPS, we talk about the two types of employees who serve our community— those who teach and those who support those who teach. We are so proud of the hard work that both types of employees have done and will do in coming weeks to ensure that learning continues for Gwinnett schoolchildren, and that lunches are provided to children who need them. With classroom teachers and students away from school buildings, other staff members who do not teach in the classroom are able to exercise social distance while they work to support continued teaching and learning and prepare for when schools resume their normal schedules. Staff in our district offices also are working to support our schools in these efforts.
At times like this, it is important to rely on our health partners for information and guidance on what steps to take to slow the spread of illness. As this is a rapidly evolving situation, please refer to the Gwinnett County Health Department, Department of Public Health and the CDC for updates.