Overview

  • The Richmond County School System works daily to ensure the health and well-being of our students and staff by developing, implementing, and delivering school health services throughout the year. Occasionally, extraordinary efforts are required to meet particular challenges, such as the recent concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19).

     

    We are currently following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the Georgia Department of Public Health (GDPH), the Georgia Department of Education, and other local, state, and federal agencies. This page has been established to provide resources and communications from the system to our community.

     

    The Centers for Disease Control and Georgia Department of Public Health Updated COVID-19 Guidelines for quarantine. The updated guidelines are available at this link: 

     https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html

    CDC Isolation Guidance for positive COVID-19 staff and student cases: 

      • Regardless of vaccination status: CDC now recommends isolation for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.

    CDC Quarantine Guidance for COVID-19 staff and student exposure: 

      • Unvaccinated or more than six months since second vaccine dose and not boosted: CDC now recommends quarantine for 5 days followed by strict mask use for an additional 5 days.

      • Vaccinated with booster shot: CDC recommends no need to quarantine the following exposure and wear a mask for 10 days after exposure. 

     

     

    If you or your child experiences any COVID symptoms, is awaiting coronavirus test results or has been directed to self-isolate, please do not report to school. If you have questions or experience symptoms, please notify your school immediately. 

RCSS COVID-19 Data - January 17 - January 21, 2022

Overall COVID-19 Data for RCSS
  • Employees awaiting COVID-19 test results are not reflected in the data. School transitions are also impacted by absences unrelated to COVID-19.


COVID-19 Cases in RCSS Elementary Schools

  • Elementary School Name Positive Students Quarantine Students Positive Employees Quarantine Employees
    A. B. Merry 0 0 0 0
    Barton Chapel 4 6 0 0
    Bayvale 1 1 0 0
    Blythe 1 1 0 0
    Copeland 1 1 3 5
    Deer Chase 2 6 1 1
    Diamond Lakes 4 9 1 1
    Garrett 4 6 3 6
    Glenn Hills 1 2 1 2
    Goshen 0 0 0 0
    Gracewood 2 9 2 3
    Hains 0 4 1 1
    Hephzibah 2 7 0 0
    Jamestown 2 11 0 1
    Jenkins-White 0 0 0 0
    Lake Forest Hills 3 23 2 5
    Lamar-Milledge 0 2 0 1
    McBean 4 10 0 2
    Meadowbrook 2 3 1 1
    Monte Sano 0 1 1 1
    Sue Reynolds 0 0 0 1
    Terrace Manor 0 1 0 0
    Tobacco Road 0 0 2 2
    W.S. Hornsby 0 0 2 3
    Warren Road 8 17 5 5
    Wheeless Road 1 5 1 1
    Wilkinson Gardens 0 0 0 1
    Willis Foreman 3 5 2 2

     

COVID-19 Cases in RCSS K8 Schools

  • K8 School Name Positive Students Quarantine Students Positive Employees Quarantined Employees
    Belair K-8 7 49 3 5
    C.T. Walker 8 25 0 0
    Freedom Park 2 11 2 10
    Richmond Hill 1 23 5 6

     

COVID-19 Cases in RCSS Middle Schools

  • Middle School Name Positive Students Quarantine Students Positive Employees Quarantine Employees
    Glenn Hills 2 6 1 1
    Hephzibah 1 1 1 3
    Hornsby Middle 0 0 0 1
    Langford 6 25 0 2
    Murphey 4 16 1 1
    Pine Hill 5 10 1 1
    Spirit Creek 3 3 0 0
    Tutt 3 25 4 4

     

COVID-19 Cases in RCSS High Schools

  • High School Name Positive Students Quarantine Students Positive Employees Quarantine Employees
    Academy of Richmond County 4 17 1 2
    A.R. Johnson 0 0 0 1
    Butler 3 7 0 1
    Cross Creek 5 11 0 1
    Davidson 4 5 0 0
    Glenn Hills 3 7 1 3
    Hephzibah 3 16 0 0
    T.W. Josey 0 0 0 0
    Lucy C. Laney 0 0 0 1
    Performance Learning Center 2 21 0 0
    RCTCM 1 2 0 3
    Westside  11 32 1 4

     

COVID-19 Cases in Special Program Schools

  • Special Program School Name Positive Students Quarantine Students Positive Employees Quarantine Employees
    Alternative School 0 2 1 1
    eSchool 0 0 0 0
    Marion E. Barnes Career Center 0 0 0 0
    RPM - Reaching Potential through Manufacturing 1 1 0 0
    Sandhills 0 0 0 0