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Abbeville High School student tests positive for COVID-19

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Abbeville High students were welcomed back to school as the district began the 2020-21 school year Aug. 17. 

An Abbeville High School student who attended classes for three periods on Aug. 17 tested positive for COVID-19 on Aug. 21, interim Superintendent Mason Gary said. 

As a precaution, each of the student’s classmates received letters informing them of the positive test. The students will be monitored daily for 14 days by the school’s nurse.

Gary said everyone in the three classes the student came to wore masks and properly social distanced. The student ate lunch by herself Monday as well, he added.

Abbeville County School District began the 2020-21 school year on Aug. 17.



Greenwood County recorded its 78th confirmed COVID-19 death on Thursday as cases continue to climb across the state.

A student at Edgewood Middle school has tested positive for COVID-19.

Greenwood County recorded its 77th confirmed COVID-19 death on Wednesday while McCormick County saw its seventh as cases continue to climb.

At this point, the biggest food holiday of the year is in the rear-view and we’re hurtling toward Christmas, which is just 23 days away.

Behind the scenes in Greenwood’s city and county government, officials continue to work to ensure the procedures and policies put in place to protect people from COVID-19 are up-to-date and followed.

State health officials reported 1,297 new confirmed cases and 23 probable cases of the novel coronavirus on Tuesday, along with 13 additional confirmed deaths and 10 probable deaths.

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