The number of people who were absent from school on Friday, Aug. 27 due to reported positive COVID-19 cases in the Dawson County school system has gone up from previous days, but still lower from the beginning of the week.
After having 85 students, staff and faculty absent from school on Monday, Aug. 23, the number Thursday Sug. 26 was down to 76. The number for Friday is 83 total absences, with 63 students and 20 staff absent from school.
The Dawson County school began releasing a daily chart on its website accounting for the reported positive cases throughout the entire school system on Friday, Aug. 20.
Here are the big takeaways from Friday’s updated data:
From Thursday to Friday, schools reported a total increase of five staff members and two students.
Robinson Elementary continues to lower their COVID-19 cases. Only six students were absent from school on Friday with a reported positive COVID-19 case and zero faculty members. 22 students were absent on Monday this week.
From Thursday to Friday, most of the schools in the system remained at the same number of absences. Dawson County High School increased its numbers by two staff members, Dawson County Middle School increased its number by one student and one staff, and Black’s Mill Elementary School increased its number by four students and two staff. Robinson Elementary School lowered its number by three students.
Black’s Mill Elementary School has the most absences, with 13 students and eight faculty and staff members out from school on Friday.
Overall, 1.65 percent of students and 3.70 percent of staff members missed school on Friday with reported positive cases.
As the Dawson County school system reports its daily COVID-19 statistics, the DCN will continue to report the daily numbers.