Click HERE above to view the Emanuel County Schools' Reopening Plan. 

  • Visit this link for the most up-to-date quarantine guidelings.
  • ​​​​​​​Your Emanuel County School System's goal is to keep our students, staff, and families as safe as possible.
  • The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the wearing of masks by all citizens to continue to help reduce the spread of COVID. The Emanuel County School System continues to follow the CDC guidelines regarding the recommendations for wearing masks.
  • At this time, Emanuel County Schools (ECS) will not issue mandated precautionary quarantines to asymptomatic students or staff for close contact at school with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19. Our Nurses/designees will monitor exposed student(s)/staff members daily for signs of symptoms during their exposure window. Parents may choose to quarantine in these instances.
  • When Principals/Nurses are informed of a positive case among students or staff, they will notify any affected staff and parents/guardians of the positive case. It is important to monitor for symptoms, but no precautionary quarantines, for students or staff members, will be required.
  • Students or staff who test positive for COVID-19 will continue to follow Center for Disease Control (CDC)/Georgia Department of Health (DPH) guidelines, which requires staying at home for 5 days since symptoms first appeared and until becoming fever-free, without the use of fever-reducing medications, for 24 hours before returning to work or school. 
  • The Emanuel County School System continues to follow the CDC guidelines regarding the wearing of masks. The wearing of masks in ECS is strongly recommended. Masks are still required on our buses.
  • These guidelines are fluid and subject to change as we receive further guidance from the CDC and our GA DPH.

UPDATED Oct 26, 2021
​​​​​​​The Emanuel County School System has decided to lift the mask mandate, on all of our buses as well as in the vehicles that are utilized by our Career Technical Student Organizations, after seeing a sharp decline in positive cases and quarantines reported in the community and in our schools. The school system continues to encourage the use of face coverings by all students and staff at this time. We are taking mitigation measures daily for the safety of families in our community by providing a clean and safe environment for all of our stakeholders.

You QUARANTINE when you might have been exposed to the virus. You should stay home and monitor for symptoms and social distance when around people.

You ISOLATE when you have been infected with the virus, even if you don’t have symptoms. You should stay away from others even in your home. 

It's important during this time to stay well. Here are some resources for doing that!

Try to do something physical each day like taking a walk or some other physical activity that you enjoy (observing physical distancing, of course).

For students:

Facts about COVID-19

Apple App for COVID-19

CDC developed a website: Stress and Coping – Need Help? Know Someone Who Does?

Spanish version:

Community Resources

Below is a list of resources (with links) available in Emanuel County for families. 

  • Text 'FOOD' to 877-877 to find free meals
  • Straight Talk users can text 'COVID' to 611611 for free additional data benefits
  • For Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) contact Community Action in Augusta at 706-722-0493 or visit website

GA-COVID Emotional Support Line
The Georgia COVID-19 Emotional Support Line provides 24/7 free and confidential assistance to callers needing emotional support or resource information as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Emotional Support Line is staffed by volunteers, including mental health professionals and others who have received training in crisis counseling

Peer to Peer Hotline

Operating since the opening of the Peer Support and Wellness Center of Decatur in 2008, the warm line provides Georgians the opportunity to receive peer support over the phone 24 hours a day.

Call 888-945-1414 (toll-free) statewide

Cares Hotline


Substance Abuse Challenges Call or Text Every Day of The Year 8:30AM - 11:00PM

Department of Public Health


The State of Georgia has a new COVID-19 hotline. 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 or an urgent care clinic

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