By Vanessa McCray, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Lisa Herring has tested positive for COVID-19.
The district announced her diagnosis in a Twitter post Friday evening.
Herring is in quarantine, the district said. She is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and “taking all necessary precautionary measures for a full recovery,” APS said in the statement.
Herring, 48, became superintendent in July.
APS has remained in a virtual-only instructional model since mid-March, when school buildings first closed.
The district had planned to resume in-person instruction last month for special education students and those in prekindergarten through fifth grade who chose that option. But, a few weeks before the proposed start-date, the district announced that it would postpone the reopening plan until January.
Herring cited increased local coronavirus case numbers as the reason for the delay.