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Hayley Greene, Director
Public Relations Department
912.212.8512 or 912.536.2827

 

COVID-19 Cases Reported

This website provides data for Bulloch County Schools' confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and quarantines as reported by the school district's medical personnel and administrators using robust and secure protocol developed in partnership with the Department of Public Health. This website is updated in real time as cases are reported. While our school district medical personnel collect, monitor, and report other health data to the Department of Public Health, this online report will focus on confirmed cases and quarantines.

  • Case: A reported case is an employee or student in either the school district's virtual or on-campus learning programs, who has received a confirmed positive diagnosis of COVID-19.  A reported case does not mean that the individual was physically in or on school property (building, athletic facilities or bus) on the day a case is reported.
  • Quarantines: Quarantines separate and restrict the movement of people who are healthy, but who were determined through a contact trace to have been exposed to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19. The quarantine is a public health precaution to see if they become sick.
    • In this report, quarantines are Bulloch County Schools' students or employees who had direct exposure to another Bulloch County Schools' student or employee with a confirmed positive COVID-19 case while in or on school district property (building, athletic facilities or bus) or they are the family member of a student or employee who has a confirmed positive case.
    • In accordance with Department of Public Health protocol, a quarantined person will remain at home for 14 days as a public health precaution.
    • This does not mean the person is sick. If the person is symptom-free, he or she may return to work after 14 days. 
  • COVID-19 Clusters:  A cluster exists and is reported to the Department of Public Health if there are two or more people who were on or in school district property who developed COVID-19 symptoms or had a confirmed positive test within 14 days of each other, and who had been in direct close contact with each other. This is reported in order to monitor a potential outbreak or spread in a specific area.
  • Isolations: Isolation separates people who are sick for any reason from people who are not. COVID-19 has a wide range of symptoms, some of which mirror other common illnesses. Based on our protocols developed with the Department of Public Health, some students and employees may stay home or be sent home to isolate if they are sick. These numbers are not included in this online data because their COVID-19 status is unknown and they may receive an alternate diagnosis from a medical provider. If an isolated person receives a confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis, then this online report will reflect that data.
  • Students and Employees*:  The data reflects students and employees in both the school district's virtual learning and traditional on-campus learning programs because even those in the virtual program may be in or on school property.  College interns, student teachers, Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks & Recreation Department Afterschool personnel, and contracted services personnel who serve on our campuses are included in the data of this report as well.
  • Please do not come to work or send a child to school: 
    • If you are sick or have a fever;
    • If COVID-19 symptoms or situations are present; or
    • If you have a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19

We appreciate your cooperation. Your decisions and actions impact others. All of us must act responsibly to keep our schools healthy, safe, and open.

District Demographics

Enrollment can change daily:  Last update of demographic data was 9/18/2020

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  • Student Enrollment Virtual & On-Campus: 10,848
  • Students Learning On-Campus: 6,026
  • Total Employees / Total On-Campus*: 1,641 / 1,547
  • Number of Schools: 15 schools; 3 alternative centers
  • Number of Office & Operations Locations: 4
  • First Day of School: Monday, August 17, 2020
Total COVID-19 Positive Reports To-Date

Last update: 3:30 p.m., September 18, 2020 
Overall totals since reporting began August 17, 2020

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  • Cases - Total Known Positive COVID-19 Cases Reported Since August 17: 77
    • Week 5, September 13 - 19: 12 cases
    • Week 4, September 6 - 12: 15 cases
    • Week 3, August 30 - September 5: 21 cases
    • Week 2, August 23 - 29: 23 cases
    • Week 1, August 17 - 21: 6 cases
  • Quarantines - Number of students and employees quarantined for 14 days as a precaution due to close contact with these confirmed positive COVID-19 cases. Persons return from quarantine after 14 days if no symptoms exist:​​​​​​
    • Currently Quarantined as of September 17: 175
    • Total Quarantined To Date Since August 17: 686
      • Week 5, September 13-19: 119 quarantined
      • Week 4, September 6 - 12: 102 quarantined
      • Week 3, August 30 - September 5: 97 quarantined
      • Week 2, August 23 - 29: 284 quarantined
      • Week 1, August 17- 21: 84 quarantined
  • Clusters - Total COVID-19 Clusters: 1
  • The required Department of Public Health quarantine period is 14 days.
    • Persons may not return to work or school until quarantine ends, even with a doctor's note, and person is symptom-free.
    • According to the Department of Public Health, other family members in a quarantined person's home do not need to quarantine unless  symptoms exist.
    • To be quarantined does not mean a person is sick.
    • Students in quarantine continue instruction via distance learning with their regular classroom teachers using the school district's G-Suite for Education tools such as Google Classroom and Google Meet.

 

Quick-Reference of Cases by Location
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