The current face cover requirement for indoor activities in Cherokee County Schools will be lifted at the end of the school day Friday, September 24th. Face covers will continue to be required on school buses until further notice.
·Face covers will continue to be highly encouraged for indoor school activities. Please keep in mind that under current ADPH guidelines for schools, only three feet of distance is required when all students are wearing face covers. This allows us to keep so many more children in school.
·Face covers will again be required on any campus reaching the 10% threshold of COVID-related quarantines or at any time the board of education deems appropriate.
·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, limited field trips, and modified assemblies.
·Everyone is encouraged to continue to follow CDC and ADPH guidelines by keeping yourselves 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, communicate with our local EMA and government officials, and adjust procedures accordingly.
·Cherokee County Schools remain committed to providing in-person learning for our students in a safe environment. Thankfully, our COVID numbers have declined over the past four weeks. As of today, we have an average campus quarantine rate of 1.1%. The average campus positivity rate is less than one percent.
Please remember that students who are COVID positive, or showing symptoms of COVID, should not attend school. Notify your school nurse of any COVID-related absences. Thank you for your cooperation in helping us provide a safe learning environment.