DHEC: About 150 new cases of COVID-19 reported in K-12 schools Tuesday, 1,631 total

DHEC: About 150 new cases of COVID-19 reported in K-12 schools Tuesday, 1,631 total
Both public and private schools are included in these numbers. (Source: Ryan Sjoberg)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Twice a week, the Department of Health and Environmental Control updates the number of COVID-19 cases across the state associated with grade schools.

Both public and private schools are included in these numbers.

The number of cases in each school is cumulative -- meaning it’s the total number of cases since the fall semester began and not just active cases.

As of Tuesday, Oct. 20, DHEC says a total of 1,631 cases have been reported in K-12 schools in South Carolina.

Of the current total cases, 1,143 were students and 488 were employees.

In the Midlands, more than 120 public and private schools are reporting cases. Here’s the full list:

PUBLIC SCHOOLS

  • Calhoun:
    • Calhoun County High: fewer than 5 faculty cases
  • Clarendon 1:
    • Summerton Early Childhood Center: fewer than 5 faculty cases
  • Clarendon 2:
    • Manning Early Childhood Center: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Clarendon 3:
    • East Clarendon Middle-High: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Walker-Gamble Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Fairfield:
    • Fairfield Central High: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Fairfield Middle: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Geiger Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Kershaw:
    • Camden Elementary Creative Arts: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Camden Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Camden High: 9 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Doby’s Mill Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Lugoff-Elgin Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Lugoff-Elgin High: 8 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • North Central Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • North Central High: 8 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Wateree Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
  • Lee County
    • Lee Central Middle: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Lee Central High: fewer than 5 faculty cases
  • Lexington 1:
    • Beechwood Middle: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Carolina Springs Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Carolina Springs Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Centerville Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Forts Pond Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Gilbert Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Gilbert Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Gilbert High: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Lake Murray Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Lexington Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Lexington Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Lexington High: 13 student cases
    • Meadow Glen Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Meadow Glen Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Midway Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Pelion Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Pelion High: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Pleasant Hill Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Red Bank Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • River Bluff High: 11 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Rocky Creek Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Saxe Gotha Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • White Knoll Middle: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • White Knoll High: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Lexington 2:
    • Airport High: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Brookland-Cayce Senior High: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Cayce Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Herbert A. Wood Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Northside Middle: (previously reported fewer than 5 student cases, now reporting zero cumulative cases)
    • Pine Ridge Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • R.H Fulmer Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Saluda River Academy for the Arts: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Lexington 3:
    • Batesburg-Leesville Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Batesburg-Leesville Middle: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Batesburg-Leesville High: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Lexington 4:
    • Sandhills Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Sandhills Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Swansea High: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Swansea High Freshman Academy: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Lexington/Richland 5:
    • Ballentine Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Chapin Intermediate: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Chapin Middle: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Chapin High: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Dutch Fork Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Dutch Fork Middle: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Dutch Fork High: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • H.E. Corley Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Irmo Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Irmo Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Irmo High: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Leaphart Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Seven Oaks Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Spring Hill High: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Newberry:
    • Gallman Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Little Mountain Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Mid-Carolina Middle: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Mid-Carolina High: 10 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Newberry County Career Center: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Newberry Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Newberry Middle: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Newberry High: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Pomaria-Garmany Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Prosperity-Rikard Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Whitmire Community School Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Orangeburg:
    • Brookdale Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Carver Edisto Middle: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Edisto Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Lake Marion School and Technical Center: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Marshall Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Orangeburg-Wilkinson High: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
  • Richland 1:
    • A.C. Flora High: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Columbia High: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Hand Middle: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Hopkins Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
  • Richland 2:
    • Catawba Trail Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Forest Lake Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • L.B. Nelson Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Muller Road Middle: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • North Springs Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Richland Northeast High: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Spring Valley High: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Windsor Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
  • Saluda:
    • Hollywood Elementary: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Saluda Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Saluda Middle: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Saluda High: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Saluda Primary: fewer than 5 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
  • SC Public Charter School District
    • East Point Academy (West Columbia): fewer than 5 student cases
    • Felton Laboratory Charter School (Orangeburg): fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Midlands Arts Conservatory (Columbia): fewer than 5 student cases
  • Sumter:
    • Alice Drive Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Alice Drive Middle: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Crosswell Drive Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Furman Middle: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Manchester Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Pocalla Springs Elementary: fewer than 5 faculty cases

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

  • Calhoun County:
    • Calhoun Academy: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Clarendon County:
    • Clarendon Hall: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Laurence Manning Academy: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Kershaw County:
    • Pine Grove: fewer than 5 faculty cases
  • Lee County:
    • Robert E. Lee Academy: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Lexington County:
    • Arrows Academy: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Grace Christian School: fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Heritage Christian Academy: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Lake Murray Baptist Church Kindergarten: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Newberry County:
    • Newberry Academy: 6 student cases
  • Orangeburg County:
    • Holly Hill Academy: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Orangeburg Preparatory Schools: 5 student cases
  • Richland County:
    • Ben Lippen School: 6 student cases and fewer than 5 faculty cases
    • Cardinal Newman School: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Hammond School: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Heathwood Hall Episcopal School: fewer than 5 student cases
    • St. Peter’s Catholic School: fewer than 5 student cases
  • Sumter County:
    • Thomas Sumter Academy: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Westside Christian Academy: fewer than 5 student cases
    • Wilson Hall: fewer than 5 student cases

DHEC included the following “key points” about the school data:

  • The reporting does not mean that students, faculty, or staff contracted the virus at school Unlike a nursing home, where residents live at the facility, students, teachers, and faculty come and go from school and are active in their community and could come into contact with the virus outside of a school setting.
  • The reporting will include kindergarten through 12th-grade students in private and public schools At this time, college students will not be captured in these reports, although several colleges and universities are choosing to announce cases on their websites. Students residing in South Carolina to go to school are included in South Carolina’s daily numbers, reported out by county based on current address.
  • Only those individuals who physically attend school on a regular basis will be included in the counts Sports coaches, tutors, part-time employees, kitchen staff, custodial and maintenance workers and other school employees with a physical presence in schools will be included in these reports. Those students who participate in virtual instruction but are on campus regularly for extracurricular activities will also be included.
  • Some schools may choose to self-announce cases before they are reflected in DHEC’s twice-weekly reports There may be in a delay in what cases are included in DHEC’s online reporting, as the agency works to receive the information, review it and confirm it before presenting it online

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