Press Release

Press Release - 2/10/22 Dr. Waters, Superintendent of the Evans County Charter School System, announced changes to BOE members at their Thursday, February 10, 2022 Work Session. Based upon a sustained decrease in internal cases (less than 2%) and input from our local medical advisory group, district administration, and School Governance Team members, the district will return to a Level 1 category for Covid Mitigation. Changes will take effect Friday, February 11, 2022. Masks will no longer be mandatory, but recommended. The district will discontinue contact tracing and parent notifications. It is still recommended that individuals who are exposed or become positive follow the CDC guidelines to isolate/quarantine for at least 5 days and return to work/school if they are asymptomatic and have been fever-free for 24 hours. The district will continue disinfecting and fogging as a preventive measure. In addition, the district changes air filters monthly and contracts for routine HVAC service and maintenance. The district would like to remind parents/employees that the East Georgia Healthcare Center is available on site at Claxton Elementary School for all students, employees and their immediate families. ECCSS also participates with the Georgia Department of Public Health to provide on site testing at Claxton Elementary on Mondays and Claxton Middle/High School on Thursday. This is an optional program for parents. Testing is only done with parent consent. The district implemented mask mandates as a mitigation effort on January 11, 2022 in response to almost 33% of faculty/staff becoming exposed and/or positive, requiring the district to close schools January 12, 13, and 14, 2022.