Virus: School district goes virtual after 3 bus workers die

Georgia News

ATLANTA (AP) — Another Georgia school district is switching to virtual learning, after two school bus drivers and a bus monitor died from COVID-19 in recent weeks.

The 9,700-student Griffin-Spalding County school system made the announcement late Monday.

It cited a disruption in student transportation.

Districts across Georgia are struggling to line up enough drivers and monitors to keep buses running.

In Savannah, some bus drivers staged a sickout for the second day on Tuesday after a similar protest Friday.

The number of COVID-19 patients in Georgia hospitals remains above 6,000, the highest level since the start of the pandemic.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories