Regarding the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak, DeKalb County School District (DCSD) is following guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), which states that “students, faculty or staff whose family members have traveled from China in the last 14 days do not need to be excluded from school.” Those who have traveled from China in the past 14 days and do have a fever, cough, or difficulty breathing should seek medical care, according to DPH.

Currently, there are no confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection in Georgia. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), risk to the U.S. public is considered low at this time.

DCSD is monitoring the status of the coronavirus with our partners at the DeKalb Board of Health, DeKalb Emergency Management Agency, and partners in neighboring school districts. The district will provide updates if the situation evolves. The safety and well-being of our students and staff remains a top priority.

The guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health is attached. More information on the coronavirus is available at