Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information
During the COVID-19 outbreak, this webpage is being utilized for community resources and information. The content normally found on this page (camps, youth sports, events, scholarships, etc.) can be accessed at this temporary page.
Do NOT send your child to school if:
- Student has a fever of 100.4 degrees or higher.
- Student has a positive or pending test for COVID-19 (school should be notified of a positive test result).
- Student is living with and/or in regular close contact with someone diagnosed with COVID-19. They must not come to school until that person is well and the quarantine period ends.
- Student has traveled to a COVID-19 advisory area (as designated by the CDC and posted on its website) within the past 14 days. They must not come to school until that quarantine period ends.
If a student has a cough, shortness of breath or recent changes in ability to taste and/or smell, we recommend you contact your doctor’s office for guidance before sending your child to school.
Georgia Department of Public Health: “If you believe that you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or have been exposed to the novel coronavirus, please contact your primary care doctor, an urgent care clinic, or your local federally qualified healthcare center. Please do not show up unannounced at an emergency room or health care facility.” Hotline: (844) 442-2681
CHANGES FOR COVID-19 TESTING IN NORTH GEORGIA
As public health departments in Cherokee, Fannin, Gilmer, Murray, Pickens and Whitfield counties complete the shift from COVID-19 testing to COVID-19 vaccine distribution, MAKO Medical is contracted to provide *Free COVID-19 Drive-thru Testing in the North Georgia Health District, beginning Monday, January 25.
MAKO Medical COVID-19 TESTING site location and operating times will be as follows:
Woodstock First Baptist Church
11905 Highway 92, Woodstock, GA 30188
(Please enter via Trickum Rd/Gunnin Rd entrance)
Starts Monday, January 25: Mon – Fri, 8 AM – 3 PM
The test is a nasal swab test to determine the presence of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. Testing results will be available within 48 hours. This is not an antigen or antibody test.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED at https://mako.exchange/splash/GAmakotesting/.
*Insurance will be accepted, if available. For more information about COVID-19 in North Georgia, log onto our website at www.nghd.org.
DPH Seeks Volunteers to Assist with Vaccines
Department of Public Health Advises Wearing Cloth Face Coverings in Public
DPH Testing Sites and Information
DPH Interim Guidance for Schools (updated August 12)
Past CCSD Messages to Parents
DPH North Georgia Health District (includes Cherokee County)
Georgia Dept of Public Health: Coronavirus COVID-19 Guidance
Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
Additional Health Information & Resources
CDC Information and Resources in Languages Other Than English
Update to quarantine after close contact/exposure: Students (ages 12 and older) and staff who are fully vaccinated do not have to quarantine after exposure, provided they are (and remain) asymptomatic. An individual is considered fully vaccinated if it has been at least 14 days (2 weeks) since the completion of the COVID-19 vaccination series (two doses in a two-dose series OR one dose in a one-dose series). Source: Georgia DPH, CDC
Parents who are interested in having their child vaccinated against COVID-19 can find information about vaccines and vaccine availability on the Georgia Department of Public Health website at https://dph.georgia.gov/covid-vaccine. Note: Pfizer is the only COVID vaccine currently approved for children aged 12 and older. The other vaccines are approved currently for ages 18 and older. You will need to schedule an appointment at CVS or Walgreens or at one of the GEMA mass vaccination sites to ensure Pfizer vaccine is available for a child 12+ years of age.
North Georgia Health District- COVID Vaccine Information
Am I eligible to receive the vaccine?
Georgia Vaccine Data: Interactive Dashboard
Johnson&Johnson Vaccine Fact Sheet
Pfizer Vaccine Fact Sheet
Moderna Vaccine Fact Sheet
Sequoyah Regional Library System: https://www.sequoyahregionallibrary.org/
Find Free Library Wi-Fi in Your Area: https://georgialibraries.org/library-everywhere/#librarywifi
Our libraries are open to the public for indoor and curbside services.
Comcast Internet Essentials program
Georgia Broadband Deployment Initiative
Note: If provider requires a letter from the school, email your principal for documentation.
2021 Summer Feeding Program
The CCSD School Nutrition Summer Feeding program will expand this summer thanks to continued USDA grant funding and support from local nonprofit, MUST Ministries, a CCSD Partner.
MUST, which for many years has operated its own summer lunch program, will partner with CCSD and distribute to-go meals prepared by School Nutrition staff rather than preparing its own meals. The volunteer power of MUST will allow for CCSD to increase the number of meals served from 7,000 per week to 11,000 per week and avoid duplication of work by the two groups.
Bags of to-go meals will be distributed to students in need on the last day of school, May 28, and then the summer program will kick off June 7 and continue through July 26, with distribution on Mondays of bags filled with breakfasts and lunches for the week. The distribution sites will be at Cherokee High School, Creekview High School and Etowah High School. CCSD will use two Cruising Café vans to deliver meals to specific sites in the community, and MUST Ministries volunteers will run their usual routes using CCSD to-go meal bags. See the schedule posted above for all CCSD delivery locations and times.
While the USDA funds will reimburse CCSD for most expenses, Ms. Farmer said she does anticipate $90,000 in community support will be needed, as it was last summer, to cover remaining costs and meet rising needs. A donation page has been set up at http://bit.ly/CCSDdonate21 to allow for community members to make donations.
Other Food Resources
- MUST Ministries serves Cherokee County families in need through its food, clothing, utility, rent, housing and employment assistance programs at 111 Brown Industrial Parkway, Canton, 30114. Info: https://www.mustministries.org/cherokee-co and 770.479.5397.
- First Baptist Church of Woodstock through its CARE Ministry maintains a food bank that assists families in need. Info: www.fbcw.org and 678.494.2690
- Heritage Presbyterian Church in Acworth, Jay Weaver Food Pantry: JWFoodPantry@gmail.com; 770.926.3558 *212
- FoodFinder website shows food pantry locations near you
- Forever Fed – mobile food distribution in the community. For dates, times, and locations see http://foreverfed.org/CALENDAR/, call 678.883.3314, or complete form at https://foreverfed.org/contact-us/
- Timothy’s Cupboard, Woodstock – by appointment only, 770.591.5515
- Never Alone- need appointment. Call 470.302.4055 or make an appointment online at neveralone.org
- Papa’s Pantry, Woodstock 770.591.4730
CCSD cannot accept donations of food or use volunteers to help with the to-go meals distribution. CCSD Partners, including MUST Ministries (www.mustministries.org) and First Baptist Church of Woodstock (www.fbcw.org), do need donations of food and household goods to distribute to our community’s families in need.
Social and Emotional Wellness
CCSD Counselor Connector Newsletter and para español haga clic aquí
National PTA resources for families
Talking to Children About COVID-19 (Coronavirus): A Parent Resource
Handling Isolation: Tips for Social Distancing and Quarantine
Managing Anxiety and Stress During the COVID-19 Outbreak
Crisis Text Line
Georgia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities Crisis and Access Line: 1-800-715-4225
Georgia Resources for Mental Health