Two Cottageville Elementary School employees tested positive for COVID-19 October 21. These employees have not been at CES since Friday, October 16. The rooms where these employees worked have been deep cleaned and are currently not being used by any other students/employees.
As of October 26, none of the students or employees that were identified as close contacts have tested positive for COVID-19. All students and employees that were identified as close contacts are continuing to quarantine according to our COVID-19 case protocols.
SCDHEC lists other school cases as: Bells Elementary, none; Black Street Early Childhood Center, none; Colleton County High School, less than 5 students; Colleton Middle School, less than five students and less than five faculty; Forest Hills Elementary, none; Northside Elementary, no students, less than five faculty; and Thunderbolt Career Center, none.
Colleton Preparatory Academy is reported with six student cases. North Walterboro Christian Academy reported none.
Colleton County School District continues to put tools in place in our schools to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Six-thousand plexiglass desk partitions will be placed in blended learning classrooms across the district over the next few weeks. Schools are cleaned daily and comprehensively disinfected every Wednesday, mask wearing is mandated for anyone on district properties, and social distancing is enforced at all times.
Anyone with questions about CCSD’s strategies for preventing the spread of COVID-19 in schools can call (843) 782-4510.