Educator dies of COVID weeks after retiring due to virus concerns

An imminent spike in COVID-19 cases after Thanksgiving forced a Georgia educator to choose between her health and the work she loved, family members said. Maude Jones, a special education paraprofessional with Gwinnett County Public Schools, decided she wouldn’t return to the classroom and submitted her paperwork to retire on Dec. 18, the final day of fall semester, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Weeks later, complications from the virus claimed her life.

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