Student Health Services
The health, safety, and well-being of our students and staff are top priorities for the Pickens County School District. This page has been designed to support you as we work together to keep everyone safe and healthy.
With recent discussions regarding the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), we want to take a moment to reinforce preventive safety measures and share resources available.
Please be advised that we are aware of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) guidance to schools to prepare contingency plans for the coronavirus-borne disease COVID-19. Guidance is based on what is currently known about the transmission and severity of COVID-19 and will be updated as additional information comes available.
Our School District works closely with local public safety officials and the Georgia Department of Public Health whenever there is a public health or safety concern affecting any of our schools. Our custodial provider is equally dedicated to keeping our schools clean and our children safe with numerous industry best practices in place.
COVID-19 spreads like other respiratory illnesses such as the flu and the common cold, primarily through coughing or sneezing by those who already have symptoms. There have also been rare reports of spread from an infected person with no symptoms to a close contact. The best way to prevent infection with any respiratory virus, including COVID-19, is to use the same preventive strategies used during a normal cold and flu season: get a flu shot every year, wash hands regularly with warm water and soap, cover coughs and sneezes, and stay home when experiencing symptoms of illness. The immediate health risk to the general public in Georgia and schools is still considered to be low.
For more information about the Coronavirus disease and how you can take precautionary measures, please click on the Coronavirus link above or click here.