COVID-19 vaccines are safe, effective, and free. They reduce your risk of getting severely ill from COVID-19 and are recommended for children 5 and older. Getting vaccinated and wearing masks are the best ways to protect students and teachers.
On Sept. 15, 2021, DHEC’s school cases dashboard was archived and replaced with a new weekly report (above) for K-12 public, private, and charter schools. It provides COVID-19 numbers reported directly from our state’s schools.
The report includes the number of:
- students and school staff who are isolated – meaning they meet the CDC case-defining criteria for a Confirmed or Probable COVID-19 case, as present in the SCDHEC COVID-19 Guidance for K-12 schools,
- students and school staff who are quarantined – meaning they are close contacts,
- student and school staff who have been quarantined and isolated since the start of the 2021-2022 school year, and
- students and school staff who became positive during their 2-week quarantine.
All public and private schools in South Carolina have been given access to a secure portal to use to report their school’s isolation and quarantine counts on a weekly basis. A value of "NR" means that the school did not report or provided an incomplete submission. If you have questions about reporting by a particular school, please contact the school or district office.
Learn more about this reporting here.