Covid-19 Guidelines for 2023-2024

  • Positive COVID-19 Cases
    • Positive cases will isolate for a 5-day period from the onset of symptoms or the positive test (whichever comes first). Students and staff are permitted to return on day 6 with met criteria (significant reduction of symptoms and fever-free for at least 24-hours without fever reducing medication). 
    • Reporting positive cases is not required, but parents and staff are encouraged to inform their school nurse of COVID-19 cases as well as other illnesses. 
     
    Monitoring for Respiratory Illness Outbreak (RSV, COVID-19, Flu, and similar illnesses)
    • School nurses will continue to monitor for outbreaks of a variety of illnesses in our schools.
    • A respiratory illness outbreak is identified when 20% or more of the individuals within a shared setting (classroom, shared childcare room, sports team, or other group comprised of five or more people) are absent or sent home due to a respiratory illness within a 72-hour period.
      • Symptoms qualifying for respiratory illness include a temperature of 100 degrees or greater combined with a cough and/or sore throat 
      • In the event of an outbreak, the regional DHEC office is notified and provides next guidance.

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

COVID-19 Resources

  • Nurse Contacts          SCDHEC Guidance for Schools