• By Mercedes Parham
  • Friday, March 13, 2020

Districts schools remain open and continue preparation in response to COVID-19


Muscogee County School District

2960 Macon Road Columbus, GA 31906

For Immediate Release
Mercedes Parham
Director of Communications and Open Records Officer
Office: (706) 748-2034
Fax: (706) 748-2036

Columbus, GA – Based on the latest recommendations and information provided by the CDC, who has released recent guidance specifying decisions for school closures, and public health agencies, the District is planning to remain open at this time. Public health officials have determined that students can continue to safely attend classes. According the CDC:

“Available modeling data indicate that early, short to medium closures do not impact the epi curve of COVID-19 or available health care measures (e.g., hospitalizations). There may be some impact of much longer closures (8 weeks, 20 weeks) further into community spread, but that modelling also shows that other mitigation efforts (e.g., handwashing, home isolation) have more impact on both spread of disease and health care measures. In other countries, those places who closed school (e.g., Hong Kong) have not had more success in reducing spread than those that did not (e.g., Singapore).”

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/download...

All District field trips, athletic events, and extracurricular activities have been cancelled effective March 13-April 5, 2020. This includes practices, plays, musical productions, games, etc., during the weekday and weekend. After-school care programs will continue as planned.

The District will continue to monitor the spread of the virus closely and follow the recommendations of public health officials in response to any changes in the status of the virus that could affect our schools and community. In the event there are confirmed cases in our community, we will work with public health officials to carefully evaluate necessary actions.

Updates will be posted to the District’s COVID-19 landing page on the District website.

The mission of the Muscogee County School District is to inspire and equip all students to achieve unlimited potential. For more information, please contact the Office of Communications at 706.748.2034 or communications@muscogee.k12.ga.us.

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