COVID on campus: Calhoun Schools’ Dr. Michele Taylor on state panel weighing vaccinations for teachers, staff. 695 quarantines at Rome on Friday; 13 new positive cases. Floyd reports 470 quarantines from Monday.

COVID on campus: Calhoun Schools’ Dr. Michele Taylor on state panel weighing vaccinations for teachers, staff. 695 quarantines at Rome on Friday; 13 new positive cases. Floyd reports 470 quarantines from Monday.

 

Calhoun City Schools’ Dr. Michele Taylor on state panel discussing vaccinations for teachers, school staff: The Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Public Health are bringing together school superintendents from across Georgia to discuss vaccination rollout plans for teachers and school staff. In addition to superintendents, representatives from teacher associations will attend the meeting.

The working group will consist of superintendents from rural, suburban, and urban regions of the state who have partnered with their local public health officials to develop strong distribution plans for teacher vaccinations. State School Superintendent Richard Woods, GaDPH Commissioner Dr. Kathleen Toomey, and other GaDOE and GaDPH staff will meet with this group to provide feedback and discuss ways their plans can be used as statewide models.

Georgia teachers and school staff are prioritized in Phase 1B of Georgia’s vaccine administration plan, along with other non-healthcare essential workers. Georgia is currently in Phase 1A+ of the plan, which includes healthcare workers, staff and residents of long-term care facilities, adults aged 65 or older and their caregivers, and first responders.

Dr. Michele Taylor, superintendent of Calhoun City Schools, is among those on the panel. The others include:

  • Dr. Scarlett Copeland, Appling County Schools
  • Dr. Lisa Herring, Atlanta Public Schools
  • Dr. Noris Price, Baldwin County Schools
  • Dr. Curtis Jones, Bibb County Schools
  • Dr. Kristie Brooks, Chattahoochee County Schools
  • Dr. Brian Hightower, Cherokee County Schools
  • Mr. Kenneth Dyer, Dougherty County Schools
  • Mr. Trent North, Douglas County Schools
  • Dr. Bronwyn Ragan-Martin, Early County Schools
  • Dr. Mary Elizabeth Davis, Henry County Schools
  • Dr. Rob Brown, Lumpkin County Schools
  • Dr. Grant Rivera, Marietta City Schools​

Latest COVID updates: Expanded details below as needed.

  • Rome City Schools, Friday: 695 quarantines including 639 students and 56 staff. 13 new cases.
  • Floyd County Schools, Monday: 470 quarantines on Monday; no additional data. (Friday’s update is not yet available).
  • Cartersville City Schools, Friday: CCS was not notified of any students or staff members testing positive for COVID-19.  CCS reports
  • Bartow County: All county schools in ‘green’ phase heading into week three of the semester. Bartow matrix
  • Gordon County Schools. 18 school staff members tested positive last week; 25 students. Updates 
  • Berry College (January): 23 student cases, 11 staff through Jan. 22. Quarantined: 62.

 

Rome City Schools Current COVID-19 Cases/Quarantines
School/Location 1/22
Students Staff
New Positive Cases Quarantined New Contacts Quarantined Overall Total in Quarantine New Positive Cases Quarantined New Contacts Quarantined Overall Total in Quarantine
Anna K. Davie 0 0 55 0 0 10
East Central 5 16 124 0 2 8
Elm Street 1 2 17 1 0 4
Main 0 0 12 0 0 2
West Central 1 42 184 1 4 7
West End 0 1 10 0 1 1
Rome Middle 1 21 173 1 0 5
Rome High 2 14 64 0 0 12
RTA/PLC/GLC 0 0 0 0 0 1
District Level 0 2 6
Totals 10 96 639 3 9 56

Rome City Schools report. Click here for the latest.

  • Jan. 20-22: 469 quarantines with 8 new positive cases to 695 and 13 new cases.
  • Jan. 16-19: 488 quarantines through Jan. 19;  2 new cases.
  • Jan. 12-15: From 490 to a record 684 quarantines. 19 new cases.
  • Jan. 9-11: 330 students and 43 staff in quarantine; 373 total. 11 more positive tests.
  • Jan. 5-8: From 76 to 220 student and staff quarantines;  38 positive tests.
  • First semester peak: 442 students, 75 staff, 517 total.

 

 

 

 

Floyd County Schools report: Click here for the latest

  • Jan. 25: 470 quarantines on Monday; no additional data.
  • Jan. 22 report is not yet available. 
  • Jan. 21: 10 new positive cases at Floyd Schools as student, staff quarantines climb to 612. 
  • Jan. 20: 582 quarantines, down 325 from Friday (no classes Monday or Tuesday). Coosa Middle posted 101 quarantines.
  • Jan. 11-15: From 476 to a record 907 quarantines. At least 15 new cases.
  • Jan. 5-8:  From 185 to 407 in quarantine, 8 positive tests through Friday. 
  • First semester peak: 788 quarantines.

Berry College, spring semester:

  • January: 23 student cases, 11 staff through Jan. 22. Quarantined: 62.
  • Fall semester: 204 students, 34 staff, 10 WinShape employees, 1 Aramark employee. Total: 249. 
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