Update: August 30, 2021
Beginning on August 17, 2021, the District’s Horry County Schools COVID-19 Case Dashboard will begin reporting the number of SCDHEC-confirmed COVID-19 positive test results for both students and staff members, according to their physical school or work locations. The Dashboard will remain active throughout the 2021-2022 school year and will be updated once a day.
SCDHEC-confirmed positive test results for students and staff members reported to each school’s nurse are entered into this dashboard and are verified and maintained by the Office of the HCS Director of Health Services. Additionally, the dashboard reports the number of staff and students who are currently quarantined because they were identified as close contacts of an individual who received a SCDHEC-confirmed COVID-19 positive test result or because they are experiencing flu-like symptoms. According to SCDHEC, all persons who test positive for COVID-19, must quarantine for 10-days whether they are vaccinated or unvaccinated, asymptomatic or symptomatic. Individuals deemed as a close contact will be required to quarantine for 14-days.
On a daily basis, HCS collects, monitors, and reports COVID-19 data for all 56 schools in the district in order to assess our ability to operate schools and provide appropriately staffed instructional programs. If a significant number of staff members are quarantined at an individual school, that individual school may be required to utilize distance learning for students until quarantine numbers for staff members decline.
The Horry County Schools COVID-19 Case Dashboard will report current/active positive cases until the students or employees have completed their 10-day quarantine or are cleared to return to school.
(Note: if a student or employee who received a SCDHEC-confirmed positive test result continues to present COVID-19 symptoms at the end of his/her 10-day quarantine, this individual must remain excluded and will show as an active case on the dashboard until these symptoms are no longer exhibited. Therefore, some individuals may remain in the current/active case count longer than others.)
Questions about the Horry County Schools COVID-19 Case Dashboard? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.