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Aiken, Richmond, Columbia counties issue school COVID stats

Published: Jan. 7, 2022 at 5:28 PM EST|Updated: Jan. 11, 2022 at 8:41 PM EST
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - The CSRA’s three largest school districts have reported their COVID-19 statistics in recent days.

Aiken County

The Aiken County Public School District on Tuesday reported its numbers from the previous week.

Right now, almost 5 percent of Aiken County students are in quarantine.

The district reports 217 students have tested positive, and more than 1,000 kids are isolating.

That’s similar to what we saw at the beginning of the school year.

Richmond County

The Richmond County School System on Friday released its latest COVID-19 statistics.

The district reports 122 student cases and 84 staff cases. More than 600 students and 170 employees are in quarantine.

Due to staffing shortages as a result of COVID-19, students from the 11 schools were sent home just days after getting back from winter break.

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While some outlying districts extended the winter break to develop a strategy, Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties returned students to school for face-to-face learning.

At least that was the plan at the beginning of the week.

Every Friday, the Richmond County district released COVID statistics for the week. Here are this week’s figures:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • A.B. Merry: 0 positive students, 0 quarantined students, 3 positive employees, 6 quarantined employees
  • Barton Chapel: 5 positive students, 28 quarantined students, 3 positive employees, 3 quarantined employees
  • Bayvale: 0 positive students, 2 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 2 quarantined employees
  • Blythe: 6 positive students, 17 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 2 quarantined employees
  • Copeland: 0 positive students, 8 quarantined students, 2 positive employees, 3 quarantined employees
  • Deer Chase: 2 positive students, 13 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 1 quarantined employee
  • Diamond Lakes: 5 positive students, 20 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 3 quarantined employees
  • Garrett: 5 positive students, 17 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 1 quarantined employee
  • Glenn Hills: 2 positive students, 36 quarantined students, 2 positive employees, 2 quarantined employees
  • Goshen: 0 positive students, 0 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 2 quarantined employees
  • Gracewood: 1 positive student, 8 quarantined students, 4 positive employees, 6 quarantined employees
  • Hains: 2 positive students, 35 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 1 quarantined employee
  • Hephzibah: 0 positive students, 2 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 2 quarantined employees
  • Jamestown: 1 positive student, 22 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 2 quarantined employees
  • Jenkins-White: 0 positive students, 20 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 4 quarantined employees
  • Lake Forest Hills: 1 positive student, 6 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 3 quarantined employees
  • Lamar-Milledge: 1 positive student, 10 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 2 quarantined employees
  • McBean: 2 positive students, 2 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 1 quarantined employee
  • Meadowbrook: 5 positive students, 5 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 3 quarantined employees
  • Monte Sano: 2 positive students, 4 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 0 quarantined employees
  • Sue Reynolds: 1 positive student, 23 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 7 quarantined employees
  • Terrace Manor: 0 positive students, 2 quarantined students, 2 positive employees, 8 quarantined employees
  • Tobacco Road: 2 positive students, 2 quarantined students, 2 positive employees, 2 quarantined employees
  • W.S. Hornsby: 5 positive students, 67 quarantined students, 3 positive employees, 5 quarantined employees
  • Warren Road: 5 positive students, 17 quarantined students, 3 positive employees, 5 quarantined employees
  • Wheeless Road: 0 positive students, 2 quarantined students, 2 positive employees, 3 quarantined employees
  • Wilkinson Gardens: 0 positive students, 0 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 0 quarantined employees
  • Willis Foreman: 0 positive students, 8 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 2 quarantined employees

K-8 SCHOOLS

  • Belair: 8 positive students, 24 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 5 quarantined employees
  • C.T. Walker: 4 positive students, 29 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 3 quarantined employees
  • Freedom Park: 9 positive students, 54 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 0 quarantined employees
  • Richmond Hill: 1 positive student, 1 quarantined student, 2 positive employees, 4 quarantined employees

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

  • Glenn Hills: 2 positive students, 6 quarantined students, 4 positive employees, 6 quarantined employees
  • Hephzibah: 2 positive students, 2 quarantined students, 2 positive employees, 2 quarantined employees
  • Hornsby Middle: 0 positive students, 0 quarantined students, 3 positive employees, 3 quarantined employees
  • Langford: 0 positive students, 1 quarantined student, 0 positive employees, 0 quarantined employees
  • Murphey: 0 positive students, 0 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 0 quarantined employees
  • Pine Hill: 3 positive students, 14 quarantined students, 3 positive employees, 4 quarantined employees
  • Spirit Creek: 2 positive students, 9 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 0 quarantined employees
  • Tutt: 1 positive student, 4 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 0 quarantined employees

HIGH SCHOOLS

  • Academy of Richmond County: 5 positive students, 18 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 0 quarantined employees
  • A.R. Johnson: 0 positive students, 0 quarantined students, 2 positive employees, 3 quarantined employees
  • Butler: 3 positive students, 7 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 0 quarantined employees
  • Cross Creek: 11 positive students, 18 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 1 quarantined employee
  • Davidson: 3 positive students, 10 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 1 quarantined employee
  • Glenn Hills: 3 positive students, 26 quarantined students, 2 positive employees, 4 quarantined employees
  • Hephzibah: 3 positive students, 17 quarantined students, 2 positive employees, 3 quarantined employees
  • T.W. Josey: 2 positive students, 3 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 5 quarantined employees
  • Lucy C. Laney: 0 positive students, 0 quarantined students, 2 positive employees, 7 quarantined employees
  • Performance Learning Center: 0 positive students, 0 quarantined students, 1 positive employee, 4 quarantined employees
  • RCTCM: 4 positive students, 7 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 3 quarantined employees
  • Westside: 3 positive students, 5 quarantined students, 2 positive employees, 4 quarantined employees

SPECIAL PROGRAM SCHOOLS

  • Alternative School: 0 positive students, 1 quarantined student, 2 positive employees, 4 quarantined employees
  • ESchool: 0 positive students, 0 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 0 quarantined employees
  • Marion E. Barnes Career Center: 0 positive students, 0 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 0 quarantined employees
  • RPM - Reaching Potential through Manufacturing: 0 positive students, 0 quarantined students, 0 positive employees, 0 quarantined employees
  • Sandhills: 0 positive students, 0 quarantined students, 2 positive employees, 4 quarantined employees

Columbia County

Also releasing statistics on Friday was the comparably sized and adjacent Columbia County School System.

The district reports 193 student cases this week and 56 cases in staff members.

Although the district hasn’t been transitioning to home learning like Richmond County, it did write a letter to parents this week explaining some new guidelines to try to keep COVID under control.

Here’s a look at the latest COVID stats from the district:

ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS

  • Baker Place: 3 positive students, 3 positive employees
  • Blue Ridge: 6 positive students, 1 positive employee
  • Brookwood: 3 positive students, 6 positive employees
  • Cedar Ridge: 7 positive students, 1 positive employee
  • Euchee Creek: 7 positive students, 2 positive employees
  • Evans:4 positive students, 0 positive employees
  • Greenbrier: 7 positive students, 0 positive employees
  • Grovetown: 10 positive students, 1 positive employee
  • Lewiston: 1 positive students, 2 positive employees
  • Martinez: 0 positive students, 0 positive employees
  • North Columbia: 1 positive students, 0 positive employees
  • North Harlem: 4 positive students, 0 positive employees
  • Parkway: 7 positive students, 1 positive employee
  • River Ridge: 3 positive students, 1 positive employee
  • Riverside: 3 positive students, 1 positive employee
  • South Columbia: 0 positive students, 1 positive employee
  • Stevens Creek: 5 positive students, 3 positive employees
  • Westmont: 0 positive students, 0positive employees

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

  • Columbia: 10 positive students, 1 positive employee
  • Evans: 9 positive students, 2 positive employees
  • Greenbrier: 1 positive students, 1 positive employee
  • Grovetown: 7 positive students, 4 positive employees
  • Harlem: 3 positive students, 4 positive employees
  • Lakeside: 3 positive students, 1 positive employee
  • Riverside: 6 positive students, 0 positive employees
  • Stallings Island: 1 positive students, 2 positive employees

HIGH SCHOOLS

  • Evans: 18 positive students, 5 positive employees
  • Greenbrier: 9 positive students, 1 positive employee
  • Grovetown: 22 positive students, 4 positive employees
  • Harlem: 11 positive students, 4 positive employees
  • Lakeside: 22 positive students, 2 positive employees
  • Alternative School: 0 positive students, 0 positive employees

SUPPORT DEPARTMENTS

  • 2 positive employees

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