The first week back to school in the COVID-19 era brought alarming scenes from Georgia, one of the first states to reopen schools.
- A photo of a high school hallway packed with teenagers -- most not wearing masks -- went viral.
- More than 200 teachers and staff at another metro Atlanta school district tested positive or might have had exposure.
- A second-grader tested positive after attending the first day of school.
“It’s scary, and I’m not a fear-mongering type of person,” said Candice Jones, MD, a pediatrician based in Orlando, FL, of the Georgia news -- particularly the hallway photo that left her “speechless.”
She said, “My mouth fell open. I questioned whether it was a real photo.”
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