COVID-19 Resources

People with symptoms of infectious diseases, including COVID-19, influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and gastrointestinal infections should stay home and get tested for COVID-19. People who are at risk of getting very sick with COVID-19 who test positive should consult with a healthcare provider right away for possible treatment, even if their symptoms are mild. Staying home when sick can lower the risk of spreading infectious diseases, including the virus that causes COVID-19, to other people.

Individuals who test positive for COVID-19 should stay home for five days. The CDC and DHEC recommend that anyone who tests positive AND returns to school/work less than 10 days after testing positive should wear a mask for 5 days when they return.

The CDC no longer recommends close contact tracing. As a result, the Darlington County School District will no longer be making contact tracing calls or requiring students or staff to quarantine for close contact. Instead, anyone showing symptoms of COVID should stay home and visit their doctor. If you don’t have symptoms and aren’t sick, you should come to school.

We will, as always, continue to monitor the situation. The well-being of our students and staff is our highest priority.