Starting Tuesday, Jan. 18, all students at Groves High School will shift to virtual learning for the rest of this week due to COVID related issues and confirmed positive cases among staff and students that is impacting staff availability.
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control on Sunday said the new guidelines are for teachers and other school staff that have been exposed to COVID-19 but are not showing symptoms during a “crisis staffing condition.”
Bryan County Schools notified families on Friday they will no longer require students, no matter their vaccination status, to quarantine after having close contact with someone who has tested positive, as long as they are asymptomatic.
The Evans County Charter School System has closed for the rest of the week due to the number of students and staff out with covid. This has left some parents of younger children scrambling for back-up plans for childcare.
A Lowcountry fire station serving as a COVID testing site saw more than 10 times its normal volume Monday. Many people looking to get tested had to be turned away. Tuesday, the town opened a new site to get even more people through.
Mace said she got tested Monday morning after one of her children tested positive for Covid-19. She said she is feeling okay and will be working from home in Charleston as she quarantines and recovers.
Due to COVID related issues and confirmed positive cases among staff and students that is impacting staff availability, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System says three of its high schools will shift to remote learning for the remainder of the week.