Schools Issue COVID Reports
On Friday, September 17, Vidalia City Schools reported only 10 positive COVID cases within the school system; of these cases, 9 were students and 1 was a staff member. This accounts for 0.36% of the student population and 0.3% of the staff population. On the same day, Toombs County Schools posted online that 17 students and 4 staff were absent because of testing positive for COVID. Both of these numbers represent less than 1% of student and staff population throughout the district. Wheeler County reported 4 students and no staff were COVID-positive on Friday. Only 28 students are currently quarantined; 15 of these students began their quarantine last week. No staff members are quarantined.
Vidalia Heritage Academy has no on-going cases of COVID within its staff or student population, and no one is currently quarantined.
On Monday, Montgomery County students returned to face-to-face classes after a two-week virtual learning break due to an upswing in COVID cases. The administration reports that minimal staff members remain absent because of testing positive for COVID. The school continues to deep clean its campuses every other Saturday to help slow the spread of the virus.