Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information & Updates2020-04-01T23:02:07+00:00

UPDATE #14 | Digital Learning Days Guidance for Parents

March 27, 2020 Update The District will implement a teacher planning day on Tuesday, March 31st. Students should use Tuesday, March 31st as a study hall day to complete assignments, if possible, and recharge. Parents, students and staff are encouraged to use the resources available in the DCSD Cares ... Take Care of YOU. The District will not issue progress reports at this [...]

UPDATE #13 | School Closure Meal Service Plan

Meal Service Plan - (Amended 03-27-2020) Beginning Monday, March 30, 2020, we will transition to a modified meal service plan. Under the new plan, meals will be distributed on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Meals will no longer be delivered daily. Students will receive a two-day meal package on each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as shown in the chart below: The 21 [...]

UPDATE #12 | New Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases in Georgia

New Presumptive Positive COVID-19 Cases in Georgia March 13, 2020 - – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is awaiting confirmatory testing from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on five new presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Georgia. The additional cases are in Charlton County, Fulton County and three in Cobb County. All but one individual [...]

UPDATE #11 | DeKalb County School District Closed Effective March 16, 2020

03.12.2020 - DeKalb County School District Closing Until Further Notice We have been committed to keeping our community updated about the rapidly developing situation with COVID-19. Throughout the process, we have relied on the guidance from the Georgia Department of Public Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, DeKalb County Board of Health, Georgia Department of Education, as well as our state leaders. During [...]

UPDATE #10 | Travel Protocol for Students & Employees (Effective 3/11/2020)

March 11, 2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19): Information for DeKalb County School District Students, Employees, and Families 03.11.2020 - Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information Mrs. Ramona Tyson, Interim Superintendent of DeKalb County School District (DCSD), in collaboration with the DeKalb County School Board is implementing proactive measures to minimize risk to students, employees, and families relating to the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. This [...]

UPDATE #8 | GaDOE Update

March 7, 2020 - Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 03.07.2020 - GaDOE Update COVID-19 is an emerging, rapidly evolving situation. The information provided is based on current guidance and is subject to change. (Created 3-6-2020). What Do We Know About Coronaviruses? Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses - some cause illness in people, and others only [...]

UPDATE #7 | Gov. Kemp Press Release

March 2, 2020 - Press Release Gov. Kemp, Officials Confirm Two Cases of COVID-19 in Georgia 03.02.2020 - Press Release Atlanta, GA – This evening, Governor Brian Kemp, Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Commissioner Kathleen Toomey, M.D., and state officials confirmed Georgia’s first cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) involving two residents of Fulton County who live in the same [...]

UPDATE #6 | COVID-19 Taskforce

March 1, 2020 - The School District continues to work collaboratively with health agencies to receive the most up to date factual information on the spread of the virus and any precautions that need to be taken for the school setting. Below, you will find updated guidance provided by the Georgia Department of Public Health and the DeKalb Board of Health for parents and stakeholders [...]

UPDATE #5 – Flu Prevention Guideline

March 1, 2020 - “Symptoms like high-grade fevers, chills, headaches, runny nose, nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite and a sore throat can sideline children for days at a time,” says Stephanie Jernigan, MD, Co-Chief, Medicine, Campus Medical Director, Egleston hospital. “The flu also has the potential to develop into pneumonia—an infection of the lungs—without proper rest and care,” warns Dr. Jernigan. Thankfully, there’s plenty [...]

UPDATE #4 | CDC Update

February 28, 2020 - Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) Interim Guidance to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) 02.028.2020 - Interim Guidance to Plan, Prepare, and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The US Centers for [...]