Corona Virus Update

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*Coronavirus Disease  (COVID-2019) Symptoms

For confirmed COVID-2019 infections, reported illnesses have ranged from people with mild symptoms to people being severely ill and dying. Symptoms can include:

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

CDC believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-2019 may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 after exposure.

What is Social Circle City Schools district policy regarding illness?

The school district has an illness policy which includes contacting parents to come to the school to pick up their children immediately if they are exhibiting vomiting, diarrhea, or fever.  This policy was adopted to help reduce the transmission of all illnesses. 

Information Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-2019):

As you are most likely aware, the media is reporting a great deal on COVID-2019. As with other cases of reported contagious illness within the community, SCCS follows the guidance and recommendations of the local Health Department, District 4 Health Department (that supervises the local health department), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the local Emergency Management Agency (EMA).  We work collaboratively with and follow the recommendations of both the Health Department and EMA authorities.

Parents should continue to keep sick children at home (as stated in the Student and Parent Handbook).  

District leaders will also maintain contact with EMA authorities, local public health, and district public health authorities, and will respond promptly to any directions and protocols they may provide as it pertains to Coronavirus Disease 2019.   Helpful guides that the CDC and health department have provided for use by the community are attached below.

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