Update for March 12, 2020

March 12th Update from Dr. Robbins

Dear Kershaw County School District Families, 

As of early this evening, Kershaw County’s total presumptive cases have increased by one to a total of eight with the state’s total reaching twelve. Today, SCDHEC released information that a Camden man is currently hospitalized and in isolation after testing presumptively positive. All of the Kershaw County presumptive positive cases are adults in Camden. I want you to understand that as a district, even though it appears that we are not in a state of panic, we are still working and planning with a sense of urgency.  We have developed three phases of response that will allow us to mitigate risk and be a part of the positive actions being asked of communities.

Risk Mitigation:

Phase I:

  • Increased handwashing, hygiene, and surface area disinfecting
  • Suspension of cafeteria self-service until further notice
  • All field trips in and out of state canceled until further notice 

Phase II:

  • Students with immune-deficiency conditions provided alternative learning opportunities
  • Extra-curricular activities and public presentations/activities determined on a case-by-case basis

Phase III: (not yet activated)

  • All extra-curricular activities canceled until further notice
  • With the approval of the SC Department of Education, eLearning initiated throughout the district

Current Status:  As a district, we are moving from a Phase I to Phase II response.  Today we made the decision to postpone all of our field trips until further notice.  In addition, SC Special Olympics decided to cancel the Kershaw County Special Olympics Spring Games. I have a conference call scheduled for Monday morning with the Superintendents Association and the South Carolina High School League to determine the status of our spring sports schedules.  As of this release, there is no change in our sports schedules. 

Respectfully,

Dr. Shane Robbins, ATC