COVID on campus: At least 658 COVID cases, students and staff, on area campuses last week. Bartow Schools report the most, 193 cases.

COVID on campus: At least 658 COVID cases, students and staff, on area campuses last week. Bartow Schools report the most, 193 cases.

STATE OF OUR SCHOOLS: Latest updates from each school system.

  • Please note the Rome City report has a new web address.
  • Rome City Schools. 22 new cases on Wednesday; 72 cases with seven-day total. All schools under mask mandate.
  • Floyd County Schools. 38 student, faculty and staff cases on Thursday; up 12. No classes Friday. Masks required next Tuesday-Friday at Armuchee High, Pepperell High.
  • Cartersville City Schools: 56 student and staff cases for the week ending Sept. 3, down 13 from previous week. CCS was notified this week that four PRE-K, five CPS students, six CES students, 11 CMS students, and 24 CHS students tested positive for COVID-19. One CPS staff, one CES staff, one CMS staff, two CHS staff member and two district staff members tested positive for COVID-19.
  • Bartow County Schools.  193 COVID-19 positive cases (which includes students and staff) out of approximately 15,427 students and staff. That’s down from 218 on Aug. 27.
  • Gordon County Schools. 89 cases including 77 students and 12 staff; down from 133 as of Aug. 27.
  • Calhoun City Schools: 65 cases include 54 students and 11 faculty/staff, down from 86 on Aug. 27.
  • Polk School District: 127 students and staff as of Friday, up 7.
  • Chattooga County Schools: 68 cases, down from 106 cases on Aug. 27.
  • Berry College: As of Sept. 2, two student cases; 15 active cases; and 8 quarantined. For August: 41 cases compared to 18 cases in August 2020.

Media release: Because of the number of students/faculty testing positive for COVID-19 during a seven-day period, all Rome City Schools will move into phase two of the system’s COVID-19 three-phase plan. The entire district of Rome City Schools will be in phase two and will begin Sept. 7 on the flexible learning day.

During phase two:

  • All faculty, staff and students will be required to wear masks indoors, and on RCS school buses.
  • Students will eat ALL meals in the classroom.
  • All visitors will be restricted from the school’s campus.

All Rome City Schools campuses will remain in phase two of the plan for a minimum of two weeks.  The system will communicate with parents, students, faculty, and staff when schools can transition back to phase one of the COVID-19 Plan.


Floyd Schools: Masks required at Armuchee High, Pepperell High next week:



 


CHATTOOGA COUNTY

Good update on Chattooga High’s Bryson Pollock:


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