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COVID-19 Guideline Update

  • 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.

This information can be found on the Health Services website on the HCS webpage under Departments.  Please call us with any questions or concerns you may have.