|Gilmer County High School will be closed for the next two days per the recommendation of the Gilmer County Health Department.|
The school will be closed Thursday and Friday due to a Covid-19 spike. According to a Facebook post by Gilmer County Emergency Management, the infection rate jumped from 3.65 up to 8.22 over the last four days.
Free testing will be available Thursday from 9 a.m. to noon at Minne Hamilton in Glenville at the WACO Center on Mineral Road. Health officials say the testing is 100% free and no insurance is required. They also say the turnaround for results is 2-3 days.
School officials say Gilmer County Elementary will be open and operating as normal. They urge people to get tested.