MCSD News

  • September - 2021
  • 17
    Kathleen R Dickinson

    Columbus, GA- In an effort to further increase transparency and provide clarity to its public stakeholders, the Muscogee County School District has updated its data points related to active COVID-19 cases to reflect school-based sites only. The data reflects information made available to the District from individual sources. Information is updated each Friday and accessible on the District’s COVID-19 website.


    Muscogee County School District
    COVID-19 school-based active cases

    Week of September 13 - September 16, 2021

    Category Description

    #
    Total enrolled students

    30,740
    In-person student positive cases

    67
    *(.22%)
    Student self-quarantine or isolation cases
    (cumulative of last 14 days)
    448
    *** (1.5%)
    Total employees
    5,175
    Total school-based employees
    3,641
    School-based employee positive cases
    18
    ** (.5%)
    School-based employee self-quarantine or isolation cases (cumulative of last 14 days)
    16
    *** (.4%)



    * Percent of total student population

    ** Percent of total school based employees

    ***Totals within each data set reflect active cases reported to the District within the specified week of each report with the exception of self-quarantine or isolated; with the weekly District report due to the quarantine or isolation period endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • 10
    Kathleen R Dickinson

    Columbus, GA- In an effort to further increase transparency and provide clarity to its public stakeholders, the Muscogee County School District has updated its data points related to active COVID-19 cases to reflect school-based sites only. The data reflects information made available to the District from individual sources. Information is updated each Friday and accessible on the District’s COVID-19 website.


    Muscogee County School District
    COVID-19 school-based active cases

    Week of September 7 - September 10, 2021

    Category Description

    #
    Total enrolled students

    30,683
    In-person student positive cases

    94
    *(.3%)
    Student self-quarantine or isolation cases
    (cumulative of last 14 days)
    645
    *** (2.1%)
    Total employees
    5,175
    Total school-based employees
    4,181
    School-based employee positive cases
    19
    ** (.5%)
    School-based employee self-quarantine or isolation cases (cumulative of last 14 days)
    20
    *** (.5%)



    * Percent of total student population

    ** Percent of total school based employees

    ***Totals within each data set reflect active cases reported to the District within the specified week of each report with the exception of self-quarantine or isolated; with the weekly District report due to the quarantine or isolation period endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

  • 3
    Kathleen R Dickinson


    Columbus, GA- In an effort to further increase transparency and provide clarity to its public stakeholders, the Muscogee County School District has updated its data points related to active COVID-19 cases to reflect school-based sites only. The data reflects information made available to the District from individual sources. Information is updated each Friday and accessible on the District’s COVID-19 website.


    Muscogee County School District
    COVID-19 school-based active cases

    Week of August 30- September 3, 2021

    Category Description

    #
    Total enrolled students

    30,447

    In-person student positive cases

    146
    *(.5%)
    Student self-quarantine or isolation cases
    (cumulative of last 14 days)
    971
    *** (3.2%)
    Total employees
    5,175
    Total school-based employees
    3,646
    School-based employee positive cases
    20
    ** (.5%)
    School-based employee self-quarantine or isolation cases (cumulative of last 14 days)
    30
    *** (.8%)



    * Percent of total student population

    ** Percent of total school based employees

    ***Totals within each data set reflect active cases reported to the District within the specified week of each report with the exception of self-quarantine or isolated; with the weekly District report due to the quarantine or isolation period endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).



  • August - 2021
  • 27
    Kathleen R Dickinson

    Columbus, GA- In an effort to further increase transparency and provide clarity to its public stakeholders, the Muscogee County School District has updated its data points related to active COVID-19 cases to reflect school-based sites only. The data reflects information made available to the District from individual sources. Information is updated each Friday and accessible on the District’s COVID-19 website.



    Muscogee County School District
    COVID-19 school-based active cases
    Week of August 23-27, 2021


    Category Description



    #



    Total enrolled students



    30,526

    In-person student positive cases*



    174

    *(.6%)



    In-person student self-quarantine or isolation cases
    (cumulative of last 14 days)***



    ***1,197

    *(3.9%)

    Total employees



    5,175



    Total school-based employees



    4,193



    School-based employee positive cases



    27

    ** (.6%)



    School-based employee self-quarantine or isolation cases (cumulative of last 14 days)***



    ***48

    **(1.1%)





    * Percent of total student population

    ** Percent of total school based employees

    ***Totals within each data set reflect active cases reported to the District within the specified week of each report with the exception of self-quarantine or isolated; with the weekly District report due to the quarantine or isolation period endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).



  • 20
    Kathleen R Dickinson

    Columbus, GA- In an effort to further increase transparency and provide clarity to its public stakeholders, the Muscogee County School District has updated its data points related to active COVID-19 cases to reflect school-based sites only. The data reflects information made available to the District from individual sources. Information is updated each Friday and accessible on the District’s COVID-19 website.

    Muscogee County School District
    COVID-19 school-based active cases
    Week of August 16-20, 2021

    Category Description

    #

    Total enrolled students

    30,375


    In-person student positive cases*

    164

    *(.5%)

    In-person student self-quarantine or isolation cases
    (cumulative of last 14 days)***

    1,307
    *(4.3%)
    Total employees

    5,175

    Total school-based employees

    4,233

    School-based employee positive cases

    32
    **(.75%)

    School-based employee self-quarantine or isolation cases (cumulative of last 14 days)***

    40 **(.94%)



    * Percent of total student population

    ** Percent of total school based employees

    ***Totals within each data set reflect active cases reported to the District within the specified week of each report with the exception of self-quarantine or isolated; with the weekly District report due to the quarantine or isolation period endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


  • 20
    Kathleen R Dickinson

    Our community partners at GoodWill are hosting a Job Fair for Muscogee County School District on August 31, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at 2601 Cross Country Drive (Building B), Columbus, GA 31906.

    For more details, please CLICK HERE to view the flyer.

    Please contact Katelin Masterson at Masterson.Katelin.M@muscogee.k12.ga.us with inquiries or questions.

  • 17
    Kathleen R Dickinson


    Updated Covid-19 Protocols were presented to the Board on Monday, August 16, 2021.

    Updated Covid-19 Protocols

  • 16
    Kathleen R Dickinson
  • 13
    Kathleen R Dickinson

    Columbus, GA- In an effort to further increase transparency and provide clarity to its public stakeholders, the Muscogee County School District has updated its data points related to active COVID-19 cases to reflect school-based sites only. The data reflects information made available to the District from individual sources. Information is updated each Friday and accessible on the District’s COVID-19 website.

    Muscogee County School District
    COVID-19 school-based active cases
    Week of August 9-13, 2021

    Category Description

    #

    Total enrolled students

    30,122


    In-person student positive cases*

    65 (.2%)*

    In-person student self-quarantine or isolation cases**

    551 (1.8%)
    Total employees

    5,175

    Total school-based employees

    3,629

    School-based employee positive cases

    24 (.7%)**

    School-based employee self-quarantine or isolation cases

    40 (1.1%)


    * Percent of total student population
    ** Percent of total school-based employees



  • 13
    Kathleen R Dickinson


    Effective Monday, August 16th 2021, the Muscogee County School District will utilize updated guidelines for students who are identified as “close contacts” for purposes of COVID-19 contact tracing.

    The Muscogee County School District agrees with the CDC that “schools are an important part of the infrastructure of communities. They provide safe and supportive learning environments for students that support social and emotional development, provide access to critical services, and improve life outcomes. They also employ people, and enable parents, guardians, and caregivers to work.” MCSD's updated Covid-19 Contact Tracing Protocols are intended to balance the importance of safe in-person learning and the frequent changes associated with COVID-19 and its variants.

    Therefore, in consideration of the implementation of indoor universal masking and in accordance with recently issued Georgia Department of Public Health guidance and the recommendation of the Muscogee County School District Community Medical Panel, the Muscogee County School District will revise its definition of a "close contact." This updated definition reduces the distance from six feet to three feet for the purposes of student contact tracing and required quarantine.

    Close Contact Guidance