COVID Update September 10, 2021

In the spirit of transparency, the Walton County School District (WCSD) will continue to update our stakeholders with COVID-19 data for the 2021-2022 school year.

We look forward to a time where these numbers read 0%, likewise is our wish for our county, state, and country. We are glad that we are able to navigate through this second year of COVID like we have with the mitigation strategies in place that allow students to be in school, employees at work, and families enjoying some sense of normalcy.

COVID-19 Statistics

Single Day Data

(9/9/21)

% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Overall Data to Date

(8/10/21 – 9/9/21)

% of total population (students and staff ~ 13,000)

Positive COVID-19 Cases

of School District Students and/or Employees

 

8

0.06%

665

5.12%

Quarantined Due to On Campus Exposure of School District Students and/or Employees

3

0.02%

1170

9%

Quarantined Due to Off Campus Exposure (Community/Family Exposure) of School District Students and/or Employees

 

3

0.02%

581

4.47%

Schools Involved in Positive Cases and/or Exposure

 

6

 

20

 

 We are pleased to announce a new partnership in our efforts to help make COVID-19 testing more accessible to our students and employees, allowing students a speedy return if quarantined due to possible exposure and families immediate information and results. Beginning immediately, COVID-19 testing will be offered through Stone Clinical Laboratories in each geographic location of the WCSD every day that school is open. The tests are conducted by clinically trained personnel who are both vaccinated and tested on a weekly basis. Those wanting testing need to pre-register at https://forms.office.com/r/RyAf0H6Yqr. Results are provided within 24 hours of testing. As always, we want children in safe schools and experiencing educational success – this new partnership ascertains this goal and our moving 4wRd!

 

Walton County School District COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for the 2021-2022 School Year

  1. If a person is sick (students, teachers, staff, and visitors), they should stay home.
  2. Face covering is optional for all, including the bus.
  3. Hand sanitizer is available at various areas inside the school.
  4. Social distancing from others is encouraged as much as possible.
  5. Signs will be displayed to remind those in schools about social distancing, as well as the use of hand sanitizer, washing of hands, and face coverings.
  6. Cleaning and disinfecting school facilities/buses which are occupied by students will be done daily.
  7. Adequate mitigation supplies are on hand at all schools/facilities (hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, masks, etc.).
  8. COVID-19 vaccination is optional for all students and employees.
  9. COVID-19 contact tracing is occurring in all schools/facilities (2021-2022 WCSD Decision Tree for employees and students).
  10. At this time non-essential visitors and volunteers are not allowed to enter schools. This mitigation strategy will be reevaluated on September 1st.

COVID Decision Tree - FDOE