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Richmond County school closes due to COVID-19 absences

Published: Sep. 16, 2020 at 5:43 PM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Richmond County’s Spirit Creek Middle School is closed for the next two weeks due to “COVID-19 related absences."

The news came from the Richmond County School System, which said it had a plan in place when a school had too many students impacted by COVID-19 to remain open safely.

School district officials say one student at the school has a current positive test and 11 more have been told to self-isolate. No employees at the school have had a positive test, but six are now self-isolating.

As a result, Spirit Creek, at 115 Dolphin Way along Windsor Spring Road, will be closed to face-to-face instructions until Oct. 2.

Parents were notified Wednesday.

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