COVID-19 Cases Report

COVID-19 Cases at Houston County Schools

March 5, 2021

 

Total enrollment:  29,845, to include 4,997 Houston Virtual students

Total number of full-time and part-time employees:  5,468

 

The Houston County School District has been notified of 12 positive COVID-19 tests March 2 – 4, 2021. 

  • Number of students: 6
  • Number of school-based employees: 6
  • Number of employees not based at a school: 0

Number of schools with reports of positive cases: 9

Schools affected are:

  • Centerville Elementary
  • Houston County High
  • Huntington Middle
  • Matt Arthur Elementary
  • Northside High
  • Perry High
  • Russell Elementary
  • Veterans High
  • Warner Robins High

Number of students quarantined/isolated from school cases: 78

Number of employees quarantined/isolated from school cases: 8


The Houston County School District continues to work in partnership with the Department of Public Health (DPH) to help ensure the safety and health of our students and staff, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  This webpage will be updated twice a week with data pertaining to COVID-19 positive cases reported to the District.

If a student’s exposure to an individual who has tested positive meets the Department of Public Health’s requirements for mandated precautionary quarantine, parents will be advised.  The same notification will be made to employees who meet these requirements.  A precautionary quarantine does not mean an individual is sick or will become sick, but our District fully supports this DPH-mandated practice for the safety of our students and employees.

 

Students and staff who have tested positive for COVID-19 or who have recently had close contact with a person with COVID-19 must report this and must not return to school until they meet the Department of Public Health’s Return to School Guidance After COVID-19 Illness or Exposure.

 

Additionally, students and staff must not come to school with a fever and must not come to school until they have been fever-free, without the use of fever-reducing medication, for at least 24 hours. Please refer to the Student Illness Screening Protocol on page 12 of the Houston County School District Plan for Reopening for more information.