During this time of concern about the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we are closely monitoring updates from the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH), and our local health agencies. The health and well-being of our students and staff is always a top priority for the Carroll County School System.
COVID-19 Weekly Update
- Every Monday, the school district will post a weekly snapshot of COVID-19 cases in Carroll County Schools.
- Student records are protected by state law and the school district cannot release information that could be used to identify a student. Additionally, students and staff are protected by the federal HIPAA law.
- When a school has a confirmed case of COVID-19, the district notifies the Department of Public Health and works quickly to identify “close contacts.” Students or staff who are confirmed cases of COVID-19 and any close contacts cannot return to school until they have met the requirements established by DPH.
- The term “quarantined” refers to someone who has been sent home due to possible exposure to a positive COVID-19 case or who is awaiting test results of their own. There are many reasons (another illness, an injury, family emergency) that could cause an absence of 24 hours or multiple days. For these cases, students and staff are not considered “quarantined”.
Reopening of School Information
Here are some informational resources that we would like to share with you as well as website links to assist you in learning more about the Coronavirus.
Carroll County Coronavirus Information
Facts about the Coronavirus
March 8-News Release from DPH
DPH COVID-19 Powerpoint
Talking to Children about Coronavirus
CDC Travel Information Regarding the Coronavirus
COVID Fact Sheets in Over 13 Languages
CDC: Children and Coronavirus Disease 2019 Tips to Keep Children Healthy while School’s Out
Shelter in Place Requirements from Governor Brian Kemp
Virtual Learning Update - October 2020
If you have any questions or concerns about the Coronavirus, please contact the following:
Center for Disease Control- https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Georgia Department of Health - https://dph.georgia.gov/contact-dph
24/7 Public Health Emergency Line - 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584)