By David L. Bell, Director of Public Relations, Chambers County School District
LAFAYETTE – During the period from Wednesday, September 1, 2021, to Tuesday, September 7, 2021, a total of 23 students and three employees tested positive for COVID-19.
As the number of positive cases has declined, absenteeism is also down. On Thursday, August 27, when the school district announced plans to go virtual until Tuesday, September 7, absenteeism across the district’s eleven schools was at 20.08 percent overall with 8.9 percent of those student absent due to COVID-19.
As of Tuesday, September 7, absenteeism was 12.5 percent overall with 2.11 percent of absences attributed to the virus.
The two schools with the higher percentage of positive COVID cases reported through Tuesday, September 7, were W. F. Burns Middle School with 4.41 percent and Five Points School with 4.04 percent.
The two schools with the smallest amount of positive cases reported were Eastside Elementary with 0.39 percent and Lafayette Lanier Elementary with 0.51 percent.
The remaining seven schools fell in the middle of those two ranges from low to high.