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2023-2024 COVID-19 Information

  • Information updated March 12, 2024

    Horry County Schools will follow the South Carolina Department of Health & Environmental Control’s (SCDHEC) COVID-19 guidelines for K-12 Schools.

    Students who receive a positive test result may return to school if there has been no fever within 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medication and if/when symptoms are significantly improved.  Parents of a student who received a positive COVID-19 test result should notify the school so that the student’s attendance will be coded correctly. Parent self-report is sufficient for notifying the school that your child is positive for the COVID-19 virus.

    The above SCDHEC guidelines will remain in place unless the school has an outbreak. If an outbreak is determined by SCDHEC, additional information for schools, students, and parents will be distributed accordingly.

    In an outbreak situation, quarantine is required for individuals in the shared setting or cohort, with the following two exceptions:

    • Individuals who are up-to-date on COVID-19 vaccinations and do not have symptoms do NOT need to quarantine after a close contact. 

    • DHEC recommends testing at day five (5). 
    • Individuals must wear a mask for 10 days unless eating or drinking or more than six feet from anyone else when outdoors.

    • People who have tested positive (PCR or antigen test) for COVID-19 within the past 90 days and recovered and who do not have symptoms do NOT need to quarantine after a close contact. 

    • Individuals must wear a mask for 10 days unless eating or drinking or more than six feet from anyone else when outdoors.