Coronavirus Plans

  School districts investing in desk shields made in Huntersville

Poly-Tech Industrial, Inc. in Huntersville is creating thousands of shields that can attach to school desks and serve as a barrier between students.

  Extracurricular organizations converting spaces to remote learning camps for back to school

  Some teachers return to Mecklenburg, Union county schools for teacher work days

  Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools not in favor of high school sports during remote learning

  Some Union Co. teachers continue to push for remote learning, board moving forward with Plan B

  No changes made as some Union Co. teachers call for fully virtual learning at school board meeting

  CMS teachers worry about health, safety during required in-person teacher workdays

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State requiring face masks in all South Carolina public schools

  ‘Why are we playing with people’s lives?’ Union Co. teachers want remote start to school year

  Petition calls for fully-remote learning as Union Co. chooses once a week in-person instruction

  Burke County Schools opt to start school year with no students in classrooms

  Private schools see more interest as they plan to reopen as public schools stay mostly remote

  S.C. superintendent approves Clover school reopening plan

18 percent of students opt to enroll in Union County Public School virtual academy

UCPS says students in the Virtual Academy will have the flexibility to work at their own pace and schedule over the course of the day.

Amid virus, uncertainty, parents decide how to school kids

Joshua Claybourn is leaning toward sending his kindergarten daughter to in-person classes at a private school next month. Holly Davis’ sixth-grade daughter will learn online, though the family has not yet decided what to do for school for a teenage daughter who requires special accommodations for he

  Rock Hill Schools releases final reopening plan, parents still have questions

Rock Hill Schools released its reopening plan late Thursday night. The plan takes a deeper dive into what the safety guidelines parents were looking for.

  New CDC guidelines emphasize schools reopening in the fall

CDC Director Robert Redfield tweeted about the new policy, telling parents that “school closures have disrupted normal ways of life for you and your children and they have had negative health consequences on our youth.”

Lice Clinics of America reports increased ‘super lice’ activity during COVID-19 pandemic

  SC Dept. of Ed will require masks on buses, other changes

  Teacher raises safety questions as schools prepare to reopen

  Teachers, parents fear two-week in-person learning could cause more harm than good for reopening plans

  Gaston County Schools to reopen with combo of in-person, remote instruction

  Coronavirus ‘cluster’ grows at southeast Charlotte daycare, 7 children, 1 staffer test positive

  COVID-19 ‘clusters’ reported at childcare facility, high school in Iredell County

The report came Friday, just days after NCDHHS Secretery Mandy Cohen announced the state would begin reporting coronavirus “clusters,” which are considered five or more cases.

  New coronavirus cluster emerges at Charlotte daycare, 11 children test positive

Health officials reported the second coronavirus cluster, considered five or more cases, in Mecklenburg County at Heaven’s Angels Childcare Center in north Charlotte on Tuesday.

Daycares adapting to pandemic with SC DSS funding

About forty percent of child care centers in South Carolina are still closed during this pandemic. One director said it would be much worse without grant money through the Department of Social Services helping keep their doors open.

  Five children, one staff member among COVID-19 cluster at Mecklenburg childcare facility

Five children and one staff member were among confirmed cases of COVID-19 at a childcare facility in east Charlotte.

  Charlotte hospital systems see increase in children testing positive for COVID-19

Both major hospital systems in Charlotte, NC say they are seeing an increase in positive coronavirus tests in children lately.

  Rowan-Salisbury Schools rolls out the optional K-8 Virtual Academy

This week state leaders said they would announce a plan for reopening schools in North Carolina, but many parents say even if the schools are opened, they would be hesitant to send their children back into a classroom as long as we were still in the COVID-19 pandemic.

  COVID-19 leads to serious heart complications in some children

Health authorities are trying to figure out why some children with severe cases of COVID-19 are experiencing heart failure that appears to mimic Kawasaki Disease.