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COVID-19 Daily Report 2020-2021

This is COVID-19 reporting data for the 2020-2021 school year.  If you are seeking our current 2021-2022 data please find it here.

School District Demographics

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Data for 2020-2021 School Year beginning August 17, 2020 through May 28, 2021.

  • Student Enrollment Virtual & On-Campus: 10,817
  • Students Learning On-Campus: 8,679 (80.2 % learning on campus)
  • Students Learning Virtually: 2,115 (19.6% learning off campus)
  • Total Employees / Total Assigned to Work On-Campus:  1,646* / 1,593 (96.8%)
  • Number of Schools: 15 schools; 3 alternative centers
  • Number of Office & Operations Locations: 4
  • Date Reporting Began & First Day of School: Monday, August 17, 2020

*Did not include substitutes. Total employment for the school district is 1,918 if included.

COVID-19 Positive case & Exposures Report to-Date

We will cease COVID-19 reports of cases and quarantines for 2020-2021 on May 28, 2021.

How information was reported

This is data for Bulloch County Schools' confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and direct exposures for the 2020-2021 school year 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. The website was updated in real time as cases were reported. While our school district medical personnel collected, monitored, and reported other health data to the Department of Public Health, this online report focused on confirmed cases and quarantines/exposures that occurred on or in school district property or during school-sponsored events.

The following protocol applied to how we reported confirmed positive cases and direct exposures to confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 on or in school district property or school district events:

  • All confirmed positive COVID-19 cases of students and employees 
  • Direct exposures to students or employees on or in school property or during school-related events were reported to the Department of Public Health by school district medical personnel. 
  • The confirmed positive case was isolated at home for 10 days, and healthy persons who had direct exposure were quarantined for 7, 10, or 14 days depending on what criteria are met.
  • The school districts' COVID-19 tracing teams at each location performed the following:
    • Contact traced those who had direct exposure to a confirmed positive COVID-19 case on or in school property or during a school-related event
    • Notifed students, parents, and employees of exposure to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19
    • Reported all confirmed positive COVID-19 cases and exposures to the Department of Public Health
    • Reported all confirmed positive COVID-19 cases, exposures, and clusters on this real-time website
  • A direct exposure does not mean a person is sick. It is a public health precaution.
  • Quarantined students will received instruction via distance learning provided by their regular classroom teachers, who used the school district's G-Suite for Education tools such as Google Classroom and Google Meet.
  • Employees who quarantined consulted with their supervisor, who consulted with Human Resources to appropriately code any applicable COVID-19 leave.
  • Case: A reported case was an employee or student in either the school district's virtual or on-campus learning programs, who had received a confirmed positive diagnosis of COVID-19.  A reported case did not mean that the individual was physically in or on school property (building, athletic facilities or bus) on the day a case was reported.
  • Quarantines: A student or employee who had direct exposure to a confirmed positive case of COVID-19 on or in school district property (building, athletic facilities or bus) or they were the family member of a student or employee who had a confirmed positive case. Direct exposure is contact for 15 minutes or more within less than six feet.
  • COVID-19 Clusters:  A cluster existed and was reported to the Department of Public Health if there were 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 was reported in order to monitor a potential outbreak or spread in a specific area.
  • Isolations: Isolation separated people who were sick for any reason from people who were 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 stayed home or were sent home to isolate for up to 10 days if they were sick. An isolated person could return to school if they received an alternate, non-COVID diagnosis from a healthcare provider or had a negative COVID-19 test. An isolated person had to be symptom-free and fever free for 24 hours without the aid of fever-reducing drugs to return to work or school.

Isolation numbers were not included in this online data because their COVID-19 status is unknown, and they may have received an alternate diagnosis from a medical provider. If an isolated person received a confirmed positive COVID-19 diagnosis, then this online report reflected that data as a COVID-19 case.

  • 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.