• By Mercedes Parham
  • Friday, October 16, 2020

District weekly COVID-19 report

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Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036
www.muscogee.k12.ga.us

MEDIA RELEASE
Columbus, GA- In an effort to further increase transparency and provide clarity to its public stakeholders, the Muscogee County School District has updated its data points related to active COVID-19 cases to reflect school-based sites only. The data reflects information made available to the District from individual sources. Information will now be updated each Friday and accessible on the District’s COVID-19 website.

Muscogee County School District

COVID-19 school-based active cases

Week of October 12-16, 2020

Category Description

#

Total enrolled students

31,333

Total in-person students

16,622

In-person student positive cases*

5

In-person student self-quarantine or isolation cases**

140

Total employees

5,175

Total school-based employees

3,590

School-based employee positive cases***

2

School-based employee self-quarantine or isolation cases****

19



The data points were updated to further align the District report to the Georgia Department of Public Health’s report, which exclusively reports school-based site information.

*Accounts for in-person students reported with active COVID-19 positive cases during the specified week

**Accounts for the total in-person students reported with self-quarantine/isolation cases, considering quarantine periods of 14 days which could overlap with District reporting weeks

***Accounts for school-based employees reported with active COVID-19 positive cases during the specified week

****Accounts for the total school-based employees reported with self-quarantine/isolation cases, considering quarantine periods of 14 days which could overlap with District reporting weeks

Totals within each data set reflect active cases reported to the District within the specified week of each report with the exception of self-quarantine or isolation cases, which could overlap with the weekly District report due to the mandated 14-day quarantine or isolation period.

All active cases are monitored in coordination with the Department of Public Health to prevent the spread of illness. The District will continue to monitor data regarding COVID-19 within our local community, under the advisement of our public health agencies.

The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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