Confirmed COVID-19 Cases in D7 Schools
In this section, District 7 is sharing information about confirmed COVID-19 cases for individuals within our schools. DHEC, in conjunction with District 7, conducts contact tracing and provides specific guidance to those students and staff who are determined to have been in close contact with those who test positive. According to DHEC, a close contact is someone who has been within six feet of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 15 minutes or more over a 24-hour period (note that updated guidance allows mask wearing in combination with an approved plexiglass divider to be used at 3 feet or greater). It is important to note that students (via their parents/guardians) and staff who are determined to be close contacts according to DHEC guidelines will receive written notification. Unless you receive notification, your child is not considered a close contact.
If your child or anyone who lives in your home tests positve for COVID-19 or is experiencing symptoms, or has been exposed to someone who has tested positive outside of school, please contact your school nurse here immediately.
As always, thank you for your continued support as we all work together to keep our school community safe.
The COVID Dashboard is typically updated every 24 hours. Our goal is to provide the most accurate information in a timely manner. On occasion, an increase in positive cases and contact tracing across multiple sites delays the update until final numbers can be tabulated and confirmed. Additionally, new cases are added as they are reported to the district and are listed by the date in which the positive test was received, not the date the district learned of the case. Therefore, numbers for a particular date may be updated over time. District 7 reports quarantines resulting from documented close contacts within our schools.