According to a statement issued by Cherokee County Schools Superintendent of Education Mike Welsh, beginning Monday, April 12, face coverings/masks will be optional on Cherokee County Schools campuses. Employees and students who wish to wear face coverings are encouraged to do so.
Welsh said that face coverings will again become mandatory for a school of that school reaches 10% threshold of positive cases/isolations/quarantines.
Social distancing will continue to be a priority and all other COVID mitigation strategies will remain in place for all Cherokee County Schools. These strategies include, but are not limited to, staggered class changes, modified lunch and break schedules, limited campus visitors and no assemblies or general field trips.
Everyone is encouraged to continue to follow CDC and Health Department guidelines by keeping themselves socially distanced as much as possible, washing hands often, getting vaccinated and avoiding crowds and poorly ventilated indoor spaces.
Cherokee County Schools will continue to monitor the data and adjust procedures accordingly. Plans for attendance at graduations and awards ceremonies will be announced closer to time for those events.