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Two teachers from the same Georgia school district die from COVID-19 within hours of each other

Two teachers from the same Georgia school district die from COVID-19 within hours of each other, three weeks after a beloved area art teacher passes away on Christmas Day

  • Both Dana Johnson and Cynthia Lindsey, Cobb County Schools educators in the Atlanta metro, passed away Thursday
  • Johnson, a teacher at Kemp Elementary School, had pre-existing conditions
  • Lindsey was a paraprofessional at Sedalia Park Elementary.
  • Patrick Key, a third educator from the county, died of COVID-19 complications on Christmas Day
  • Key was a beloved art teacher at Hendricks Elementary School in Powder Springs
  • Of the 760,000 people in the province, about 58,350 have tested positive with the virus
  • About 688 people died

Two teachers from the same school district in Georgia died from complications from the coronavirus within hours of each other.

Both Dana Johnson and Cynthia Lindsey, educators at Cobb County Schools in the Atlanta metro, passed away on Thursday.

The teachers’ deaths were confirmed by Connie Jackson, president of the CObb County Association of Educators, CNN reports. A GoFundMe page for the two teachers also confirmed the news.

Johnson, a teacher at Kemp Elementary School, had pre-existing conditions

Lindsey was a paraprofessional at Sedalia Park Elementary

Lindsey was a paraprofessional at Sedalia Park Elementary

Both Dana Johnson and Cynthia Lindsey, educators at Cobb County Schools on the Atlanta metro, passed away Thursday

The teachers' deaths were confirmed by Connie Jackson, president of the CObb County Association of Educators. A GoFundMe page for the two teachers also confirmed the news

The teachers' deaths were confirmed by Connie Jackson, president of the CObb County Association of Educators. A GoFundMe page for the two teachers also confirmed the news

The teachers’ deaths were confirmed by Connie Jackson, president of the CObb County Association of Educators. A GoFundMe page for the two teachers also confirmed the news

Johnson, a teacher at Kemp Elementary School, had pre-existing conditions. Lindsey was a paraprofessional at Sedalia Park Elementary.

Patrick Key, a third educator from the county, died of COVID-19 complications on Christmas Day. Key was a beloved art teacher at Hendricks Elementary School in Powder Springs.

“Teachers are willing to take a bullet for our children. We shouldn’t be willing to die of disease in the middle of a pandemic because we want to be a teacher, ”Jackson said.

Patrick Key, a third educator from the county, died of COVID-19 complications on Christmas Day. Key was a beloved art teacher at Hendricks Elementary School in Powder Springs

Patrick Key, a third educator from the county, died of COVID-19 complications on Christmas Day. Key was a beloved art teacher at Hendricks Elementary School in Powder Springs

Patrick Key, a third educator from the county, died of COVID-19 complications on Christmas Day. Key was a beloved art teacher at Hendricks Elementary School in Powder Springs

The two teachers who died on Thursday are commemorated as valuable members of their schools in a district statement.

“Every member of our school community has been affected by the ongoing battle against COVID-19,” said the Cobb County School District. ‘We will continue to ask our staff, students and families to follow public health guidelines – wear masks and social distance – so that we can stay as healthy as possible.’

Cobb County, like the rest of the state, has struggled with the pandemic.

Of the 760,000 people in the province, about 58,350 have tested positive with the virus. About 688 people died, according to to the dashboard of Cobb County Covid.

The Cobb County Schools website states that there are 388 active cases of coronavirus on Friday. About 107,000 students are served in the district.

All in-person classes were recently canceled for the week of January 18 due to the increased number of students and staff being quarantined. But in-person classes – along with virtual ones too – are expected to resume on January 25.

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