August 1, 2022
As of March 2022, DHEC has modified the Covid-19 Guidance for Schools and Exclusion List. These updates will assist in the transition to learning, working, and living with Covid-19 with minimal disruptions in our schools. As of March 2022 and in line with DHEC protocols, Anderson School District One allowed each school to suspend the Covid-19 Exclusion Criteria, such as Test to Stay, Quarantine, Contact Tracing, Required Testing, and Masks for those identified as Close Contacts who are asymptomatic. Contact tracing, testing, and masking of close contacts without symptoms is no longer required.
Isolation and mask requirements for those who have Covid-19 or symptoms of Covid-19 will remain unchanged. Quarantine is required for 5 days after the start of symptoms/test date (if asymptomatic). Students may return for days 6-10 wearing a mask as long as symptoms have improved and they are fever-free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication).
Parents should continue to contact the school nurse if a student tests positive or has COVID symptoms.
In the event of an outbreak, Anderson School District 1 will follow the below guidelines as per DHEC:
This Covid-19 guidance is similar to the Influenza guidance that has been successfully utilized in schools over the past several years. We thank you for your cooperation with the changes in our protocols as we transition from pandemic to endemic status. Please contact the school nurse with any questions.