CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) – Department of Health and Environmental Control officials say there are currently 296 cases of COVID-19 associated with employees and students at schools in South Carolina.
According to the latest DHEC report, there are 195 cases of students and 101 cases of school officials.
State health officials are providing a school report that includes, for each school, cumulative and continuous 30-day counts of confirmed cases among students, teachers and faculty members, and will be updated on Tuesday and Friday afternoons.
Here are the following cases involving school districts in Lowcountry, as well as adjacent areas.
- Hilton Head Island High – Less than 5 cases for teachers
- May River High – Less than 5 student cases and less than 5 teacher cases
- Berkeley County Middle College High – less than five cases from 5 teachers
- Berkeley Middle – less than 5 teacher cases
- Cross High – Less 5 teacher cases
- Goose Creek Primary – less than 5 student cases and less than 5 teacher cases
- Hanahan Elementary – Less than 5 teacher cases
- Sangaree Middle – less than 5 cases of teachers
- Academic Magnet High – Less than 5 student cases
- Minnie Hughes Elementary – More than 5 teacher cases
- Pleasant Academy – Less than 5 student cases
- St. Johns High – Less than 5 student cases
- Wando High – Less than 5 student cases
- Flowertown Elementary – Less than 5 teacher cases
- Fort Dorchester High – Less than 5 cases for teachers
- Summerville High – Less than 5 teacher cases
- Woodland High – Less than 5 teacher cases
- Waccamaw High – Less than 5 student cases
- Carver Edisto Middle – less than 5 cases of teachers
- Marshall Elementary – Less than 5 teacher cases
- Wilkinson High Orangeburg – Less than 5 student cases
DHEC has released the following information about school district reports:
- The report does not mean that students, teachers or staff contracted the virus at school. Unlike a nursing home, where residents live on the premises, students, teachers and teachers come and go from school and are active in their community and can come into contact with the virus outside the school environment.
- The reports will include students from kindergarten to 12th grade in public and private schools. At the moment, college students will not be included in these reports, although several colleges and universities are choosing to advertise cases on their websites. Students who reside in South Carolina to go to school are included in South Carolina’s daily numbers, reported by the county based on their current address.
- Only those individuals who physically attend school on a regular basis will be included in the counts. Sports coaches, tutors, part-time staff, kitchen staff, custody and maintenance staff and other school staff with physical presence in schools will be included in these reports. Students who participate in virtual education, but are regularly on campus for extracurricular activities, will also be included.
- Some schools may choose to self-report cases before they are reflected in DHEC reports twice a week. There may be a delay in the cases that are included in DHEC’s online reports, as the agency works to receive the information, analyze it and confirm it before submitting it online.