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Greenwood County School District 50 has seven students test positive for COVID-19

COVID-19

Greenwood County School District 50 has seven students who have tested positive for COVID-19. Currently, 143 students are being quarantined but not all are associated with the seven recent positive cases. This is in addition to four employees who tested positive and 24 others who are quarantined.

The district is currently running all three instructional models — face-to-face learning, the A/B schedule and an option for virtual learning for students whose parents choose for them to stay home.

“While we will remain as transparent as possible, a positive test will always be confidential,” Johnathan Graves, director of communications for District 50, said in an emailed statement.

“We will continue to provide a link on our website to DHEC’s website, which provides the number of positive cases at each school as directed by Gov. Henry McMaster. This information will be updated by DHEC. We want to remain as transparent as possible with our school community and the public. Our district has maintained preventative practices to limit the chance of spread of the virus,” Graves wrote.

Graves added the district will continue to encourage people to closely follow these practices to protect the health and safety of the school’s students, employees and parents.

COVID-19

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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.

As COVID-19 spreads across the state, 12 students have tested positive at Greenwood High School thus far, five or fewer having been reported within the last 30 days.

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