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ACWORTH, Ga. (CBS46) -- A Cobb County daycare was forced to close its doors after after a teacher tested positive for coronavirus COVID-19.

The Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning was notified by the daycare located in the 4800 block of Baker Grove Road of the positive test result. As a result, the daycare will be closed March 10 -11 for a deep cleaning. This is the first daycare to be impacted by the global virus.

A spokesperson with DECAL issued the following statement in regards to the daycare closing:

"Childcare Network followed the correct procedure in responding to this situation, by immediately contacting their local health department, who alerted the Georgia Department of Public Health, and notifying all parents of the situation on Monday, March 9, 湖北福彩精彩十分网点. The decision to close this facility is a decision entirely up to the child care provider, and not mandated by DECAL or the Georgia Department of Public Health, which is currently in its exposure investigation phase working with all children and families affected. According to the CDC and Georgia Department of Public Health, COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreaks in young children are uncommon and severe symptoms are rare in children. Even so, in order to prevent the spread of illness, we are encouraging our providers to stay alert for signs of illness in their children. In addition, we all should encourage good health practices such as appropriate handwashing; covering coughs or sneezing with a tissue; and disinfecting surfaces. At DECAL, our top priority is the health and safety of our state’s young learners.”

On Monday Fulton County Schools closed the doors to all schools and learning centers in the county after a teacher tested positive for COVID-19.

Superintendent Dr. Mike Looney said the teacher fell ill while working at Bear Creek Middle School and had "a lot of contact with students they serve and with additional staff members."

As of March 9 there are six confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state. The first two cases were a Fulton County father and son in the same household. As a precaution, KIPP metro Atlanta schools also cancelled classes for March 10.

"KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools share services and staff, which require us to consider every stakeholder across our community when making decisions about closures for our schools. Our staff and shared services teammates work and travel to multiple schools within our region throughout the day. Based on this concern and out of an abundance of caution for our students, families and staff, all KIPP Metro Atlanta Schools will be closed.

There are also 11 presumptive cases, and a total of 34 citizens being monitored at 湖北福彩精彩十分网点 by the state Department of Health. 

During an evening press conference President Donald Trump pushed to enact at to ensure hourly employees would receive assistance. 

"We are going to be asking tomorrow, we're seeing the Senate. We're going to be meeting with House Republicans, Mitch McConnell, everybody discussing a possible payroll tax cut or relief, substantial relief," said Trump while at the White House.

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Your site/this article states Georgia has 9 cases of coronavirus yet the New York Times lists 17 cases. How is it they have more information than a local news station?

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