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COVID-19 closes 2 more Richmond County schools

Safety precautions at Richmond County schools
Safety precautions at Richmond County schools(WRDW)
Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 5:21 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - Richmond County School System has transitioned two more schools to home learning due to increased coronavirus activity.

Effective Wednesday, students of the following schools will learn from home:

  • Blythe Elementary School, which will reopen Nov. 17.
  • Barton Chapel Elementary School, which will reopen n Nov. 18.

There is no impact on virtual learners. A notification was sent home with face-to-face students about the changes. Parents with students at these schools who would like to order meals for pickup should call 706-826-1122.

Blythe Elementary School numbers:

  • Number of students on quarantine - 52
  • Number of students confirmed positive - 0
  • Number of staff on quarantine - 9
  • Number of staff confirmed positive - 2

Barton Chapel Elementary School numbers:

  • Number of students on quarantine - 92
  • Number of students confirmed positive - 2
  • Number of staff on quarantine - 11
  • Number of staff confirmed positive - 2

RICHMOND COUNTY SCHOOLS CLOSED AS OF NOV. 3

  • C.T. Walker Traditional Magnet School, which will reopen Nov. 9.
  • W.S. Hornsby Middle School, which will reopen on Nov. 9.
  • Jenkins-White Elementary School, which will reopen Nov. 9.
  • Freedom Park Elementary School, which will reopen Nov. 12.

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