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Slowing the Spread of Illnesses

Please follow these health guidelines as we return for the 2022 to 2023 school year.

Daily Health check

Look daily for these possible symptoms of illness among members of your household and remain home if you are sick:

  • Body or Muscle Aches
  • Chills
  • Congestion or Runny Nose
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Sore Throat
  • Headache (Severe)
  • Loss of Taste or Smell
  • Nausea or Vomiting
  • Shortness of Breath / Difficulty Breathing
  • Painful or itchy pimple-like rashes
  • 100 degree fever with other symptoms
  • 100.4 degree fever without any other symptoms
COVID Information

We have returned to our normal health plan for slowing the spread of illnesses.

  • Monitor your family's health daily. Use the health check above as a guide.
  • If sick, remain home until well and fever-free for at least 24 hours without the aid of medication
  • We ended contact tracing for COVID. You do not need to report COVID absences to your school. 
  • If exposed to COVID, you do not have to quarantine. Monitor your health and remain home if  you become sick.
  • If you test positive for COVID, follow isolation guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health, 
Send a note to school after absences

When children return to school after an absence, please send a signed note to the school from either the parent/guardian or a doctor. Be sure to Include the date(s) and reason for the absence.  The school district's attendance expectations are available in the Bulloch County Schools Student Handbook.

Make-up Work for Excused Absences

Make up work will be permitted for excused absences when students return, or contact your child’s teacher(s) directly. 

Public Health Resources

Bulloch County Schools seeks the guidance of the following entities when there are pandemics, epidemics, or any outbreak of illness or infectious diseases that affect the public health of our community and the children and adults within our school district and implements reasonable safeguards:

Revised August 26, 2022

Key Contacts

Superintendent of Schools
Charles G. Wilson, Jr.


Public Information
Hayley Greene, Director

Public Relations Department
912.212.8512 (Office) or 912.536.2827 (On-Call)

Medical Services
Leslie Schlierf, Executive Director
Special Education Department 

District Lead Nurse
Fay Blythe, Lead Nurse