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Sick Santa, Mrs. Claus, may have exposed 50 Georgia kids to Covid

Sick Santa, Mrs. Claus, may have exposed 50 Georgia kids to Covid”

The event included a tree lighting ceremony and photo opportunities for children who wanted to meet the Clauses.

Rob Parker, the Chairman of the Long County Board of Commissioners, says that while the event was not organized by the county, he does not regret that it took place.

The US experienced a record 280,000 new COVID-19 cases in a single day earlier this month, with 16.6 million positive tests and more than 300,000 deaths now having been recorded since the start of the outbreak.

Parker said that the incident was cause for concern but that "exposures happen every day". "Children are in close contact with both other children and adults daily at school, recreation functions and church". It is the county seat of Long County as it is the county's only incorporated municipality.

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The Long County School District is asking parents to keep their children home until next year and to quarantine for 14 days monitoring symptoms.

While Parker said in the news release that he speaks for the majority of the commission in saying that they plan to move forward with other holiday traditions to bring "some sense of normalcy" to the pandemic, he told CNN that there is "nothing else scheduled" for the remainder of the year.

He said that both of his children were part of the estimated number that had taken their photo with Santa. I want to further emphasize that no children were forced to attend the events and that choice was left exclusively in the hands their parents.

Parker added that Santa and Mrs. Claus would "never knowingly" have participated if they knew they had the virus. More than 200 students and several staff members are quarantining through the end of the year after being exposed to the coronavirus at Lowndes County schools and out in the community.



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