COVID message for start of 2022-23 school year
COVID-19 is now considered as an “endemic virus”, meaning that it is a disease circulating in the community at the expected or normal level. As a result, protocols have been developed using guidance from the Center for Disease Control and the SC Department of Health & Environmental Control (DHEC) and they will be followed by Charleston County School District (CCSD) as the 2022-23 school year begins on August 17.
CCSD students are not required to wear face coverings at school or school events. In the event of worsening disease activity that would require a change in the face coverings policy, CCSD would widely publicize the change in advance.
As always, if a child exhibits COVID symptoms and/or tests positive for COVID, you should report it to the school and your child must isolate for at least 5 days. Home COVID test kits are readily available at each school. You can find more information on the CCSD website about positive COVID cases, returning to school after having COVID, and the total CCSD Safe Return Plan.
Best wishes to you and your children for a safe and successful school year.