COVID-19 school status report
Two Pierce County students tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus) last week, nine students and two staff members were quarantined following exposure to the virus. No staff members tested positive for the virus last week.
That was the report release Friday, September 11, by the Pierce County School System. The system will now release a weekly COVID-19 status report, posted under a new ‘COVID-19’ tab on the district’s website – pierce.k12.ga.us
“We update the COVID tab on our website every Friday.  We have been blessed in our school system with very few positive cases or quarantines due to close exposure.  It is a testament to our community the way everyone has helped by keeping students who are sick home and following Department of Public Health (DPH) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines so that our students can attend school safely in person,” says School Supt. Dara Bennett.
“The Pierce County School System has hard working teachers and leaders who have gone the extra mile  to provide instruction to our students both in person and virtually,” Bennett added.  
Last week’s two positive cases among the student body comprise .05 percent of the student population. Students quarantined constitute .25 percent of the student population and faculty members quarantined represent .44 percent of the staff population. 
The numbers reported for last week reportedly represent current COVID-19 data for all Pierce County schools.
The weekly report also noted no students exposed to the virus at school have tested positive for COVID-19. Those who tested positive for the virus contracted it elsewhere.