Teachers have been protesting and begging the school districts not to reopen and to remain virtual a little while longer, yet they were required to return to work. Two Cobb County teachers died of COVID-19 Thursday, just hours apart.
Kemp Elementary School teacher Dana Johnson died Thursday from the virus. Johnson was hospitalized with COVID-19 in early December.
“Our hearts go out to the Johnson family and the entire Kemp community. Ms. Johnson was a valuable part of our academic community. The outpouring of support for her family during this difficult time shows how much she was loved and positively impacted those around her.” – CCSD https://t.co/JXomMrYfVq pic.twitter.com/ckGrWVS6wA— Chris Jose (@ChrisJoseWSB) January 21, 2021
Cynthia Lindsey, who is a paraprofessional with the district, died Thursday afternoon, friends confirmed to Jose.
#BREAKING A 2nd Cobb County School District educator has died today from coronavirus. A close family friend gave me the update in an email. She tells me Cynthia Lindsey’s family was by her side at the hospital. Cynthia was a parapro at Sedalia Park Elementary. Live at 5. @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/1y6uHFomuu— Chris Jose (@ChrisJoseWSB) January 21, 2021