Covid hits McIntosh HS with 30 cases, as 488 sidelined system-wide


McIntosh High School in Peachtree City is the hardest hit by Covid-19 with 30 students having tested positive in the new year, according to a chart released by the Fayette County School System.

On the other hand, no staff at McIntosh tested positive in the same period, making MHS one of only 7 schools out of 24 to have no staff infections the first week of 2021, the chart shows.

Other schools in double figures are Starr’s Mill High with 12 students and 1 staffer and Whitewater Middle with 10 students testing positive.

System-wide, 100 students and 40 staff members tested postive from Jan. 2 through Jan. 8, the chart shows.

A total of 348 students and staffers who came into contact with an infected person are quarantined and are not in classrooms, the chart show.

The total number sidelined by a combination of infections and contact is 488, the chart shows.