CCSD Mask Mandate Update



Mask Mandate

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The Colleton County School Board of Trustees voted to extend our mask mandate policy during their October 19 regular meeting. This policy is intended to remain in effect when the SCDHEC COVID-19 Two Week Cumulative Incident Rate for Colleton County is considered ‘high’ or ‘moderate.’

This policy requires that all students, staff and visitors to Colleton County School District facilities wear a protective face covering while on district properties and while using district transportation, regardless of vaccination status. This policy was adopted to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 in CCSD facilities, and was created following guidelines released by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control.

Colleton County School District Superintendent Dr. Vallerie Cave will continually monitor Colleton County’s incidence rating and will report that information to the school board on a monthly basis. Dr. Cave will offer recommendations on whether to extend the mask mandate or end it to the board. At that point, the school board may consider implementing further action.

“Our goal is to keep our students and staff safe while providing a high-quality learning environment. Our students are able to come to school, remain in school and learn due to a decrease in cases," Dr. Cave said. "This success is partly due to our safety protocols that include our face covering policy. I am grateful for my Board of Trustees and their leadership and support while we continue to educate the students of our district while placing their safety as priority.”

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