The Cherokee County School District is monitoring the state of public health in our schools and will report here, every Friday the updated total number of active COVID-19 positive cases at CCSD schools.
Parents will be notified via email if there is a positive case confirmed in their child's classroom or on their child's bus.
Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 must not return to school until they meet the Department of Public Health’s Return to School Guidance After COVID-19 Illness or Exposure.
Additionally, students and staff must not come to school with a fever of 100.4 or higher, and must not come to school until they have been fever-free, without the use of fever-reducing medication, for at least 24 hours.
Q: “I’ve heard there’s a case at my school, why isn’t it in the total?”
A: Our process is confirm a case and make any needed notifications, and then list current (not cumulative) totals to this page every Friday. As the timeline for test results can vary, the date a case is posted can lag behind the actual test date by several days.
Q: “I know someone who has been absent for more than a week. Is this a positive case we have not been made aware of?”
A: All extended absences are not positive cases. Many situations (another illness, an injury, staying home with a quarantined child, etc.) could cause an absences of multiple days.