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New Guidelines for Students and Teachers Identified as Close Contacts

EFFECTIVE MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2020, After receiving direct communications from the Governor’s office and DPH, FCS will follow existing DPH administrative quarantine orders pertaining to students identified as having possible exposure to or close contacts with a student or employee who is known to have tested positive for COVID-19.  FCS encourages all students and parents to follow DPH’s guidelines or directives.  

All Floyd County schools will be open on Monday, August 31, 2020. In addition, all currently quarantined students who are asymptomatic that were in close contact with the identified student or have a possible COVID-19 exposure have the option of following the new guidelines, effective immediately, students identified as close contacts will have two options:

    • Option 1: Students will be able to attend school provided they are not exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 (completely asymptomatic), have not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 10 days, are not currently awaiting COVID-19 test results, have consistently worn a mask or face covering while at school, and if a family member living in their household has not tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 14 days. Such students must wear masks and temperatures will be taken daily. 

    • Option 2: Students may quarantine in compliance with DPH guidelines. If you’re choosing this option for your child, they should quarantine at home except in case of an emergency or to be tested for COVID-19. Reach out to your teachers regarding assignments and timelines for making up work.

  • These parents will receive a Blackboard call and email requesting them to choose an option for their child before the next school day.

If you have any general questions, please refer to the FCS Return to Learn Plan which can be found HERE or on the homepage of the district website-

Floyd County Schools fully appreciates that educators and school support staff are uniquely impacted by COVID-19, and we thank them for sharing their views and concerns with FCS leadership regarding the opening of our schools in the midst of a global pandemic. Please know that FCS is working every day to support and to provide a healthy and safe work and learning environment. Now more than ever, students need us. Therefore, as of Friday, August 28th, at the discretion of the Floyd County Schools Superintendent, all employees have been deemed as Essential. Employees will be receiving additional guidance from the FCS Human Resources Department.