Florence City Schools confirms since school started on Aug. 20, there have been two possible or confirmed cases of coronavirus and 51 people asked to quarantine due to possible exposure.
However, the district said on Thursday, there are not 51 people currently quarantining. That number is the amount of people asked to quarantine since the Aug. 20 start date.
A spokesperson for the district, Carter Watkins, said it is their news media notification policy to “not identify individuals who could be considered to have, or who have tested positive, for Coronavirus (COVID-19) during this pandemic.” It said under the same policy, it will also withhold the location of anyone who could be considered to have or who tested positive for coronavirus, as well as anyone who has been asked to quarantine due to possible exposure.
“FCS would also like to take this opportunity to remind our parents to continue their daily efforts of screening for health-related issues at home,” the district’s statement on Thursday said.