FROM STAFF REPORTS
Iredell-Statesville Schools officials reported another sharp decline in the number of students required to qurantine last week as district schools completed their third week with a face mask mandate in place.
Superintendent Jeff James said all of the key metrics are trending in the right direction.
“Our recent COVID quarantines and isolations have dropped over some 70 percent in the past three weeks,” the superintedent explained.
“Our principals and building staff have told me the quarantines of staff and students have made this school year even more difficult than last year. We are hopeful the trend continues,” he added. “We truly want to focus all our attention on closing the gaps COVID has created over the past two years.”
During the week of September 17-23, the district reported that 17 staff members and 85 students had tested positive for COVID-19.
Twenty-four staff members were required to quarantine due to close contact with somone who tested positive, and another 50 staff members isolated after exhibiting symptoms of COVID-19.
A total of 739 students were required to quarantine during the same time period, and another 725 students isolated with symptoms.
Thirty district schools had at least one positive case during the reporting period.
I-SS COVID-19 Dashboard