• COVID-19 Information for 2021-22 School Year


    Weekly Status Report

    COVID-19 Status Report as of September 10, 2021 at 4 p.m. (28 Days of School)
    Total Number of In-Person Students and Staff: 9,525
    Total Number of Active COVID-19 Cases: 42
    Percentage of Students and Staff: 0.44%

    Testing Sites

    Click here and here to find COVID-19 testing sites by zip code.


    Protocols

    Oconee County Schools looks forward to all students returning to in-person learning environments this school year. Field trips, assemblies, and special events will resume this school year. Visitors will also be welcomed back to all campuses.

    Cleaning Procedures
    Enhanced cleaning procedures will remain in place in schools and on buses. In addition, classrooms will continue to be equipped with hand sanitizer stations.

    Masks

    Staff, students, and visitors are not required, but may choose, to wear masks while on Oconee County Schools (OCS) properties. 

    Vaccinations
    COVID-19 vaccinations are not required for employees or students, but remain available and accessible.  

    Currently, approximately 80% of OCS staff and over 50% of Oconee County residents are fully vaccinated.

    The Oconee County Health Department has walk-in appointments available M-F plus two upcoming Saturdays (August 7 and September 4) for all vaccines. Click here for more details. 

    Contact Tracing
    OCS will continue reporting positive cases to the Department of Public Health (DPH) to assist with contact tracing efforts. DPH will be the lead on contact tracing and will make all notifications to close contacts in partnership with OCS.

    Quarantines/Isolations
    Precautionary
    OCS will not issue mandated precautionary quarantines. Schools will notify parents/staff when a positive COVID-19 case occurs in an individual’s classroom. This notification will request that students/staff monitor for symptoms. 

    The Department of Public Health is the agency responsible for notifying individuals if there is a need to quarantine in partnership with OCS

    Diagnosed Individuals
    Students/staff who are diagnosed with COVID-19 should continue to follow DPH guidelines. Currently, these guidelines state that individuals must stay home for 10 days from the onset of symptoms. 

    Communication
    When a positive COVID-19 case occurs, notifications will be sent out at the classroom/extracurricular/bus level and also at the school level. In addition, Weekly Status Reports will be posted on the website.



    DPH Administrative Order 8/2/21