by Robin Kemp

Clayton County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Morcease Beasley is scheduled to give a live update on the COVID-19 situation at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2.

A matrix showing CCPS’ reopening criteria indicates a “move to face-to-face instruction” after one of two scenarios:

  • either Clayton County’s 14-day moving average for new cases “is less than 10 cases per 100,000” or
  • “the national, state, and local rates have to all be improving with test positive rates declining.”

Over a five-week period, students would ease into some face-to-face instruction, gradually returning to in-person learning on Mondays through Thursdays and online learning only on Fridays, over a period of five weeks.

CCPS has its own COVID-19 dashboard that updates weekly; a note on the website says it requires authorization to view.

Watch the livestream here:

YouTube video

According to a CCPS press release, “As part of this session, Superintendent Beasley will share a variety of updates regarding, COVID-19 data, district operations, activities and more! Please note, all decisions will continue to be based on available COVID-19 knowledge and county case data trends, national and state trends, regional and metro data, and what is best for Clayton County.”

Some Clayton County-specific COVID-19 facts from the Georgia Department of Public Health:

  • As of March 1, Clayton County has had 7,644 cases per 100,000 people.
  • Clayton has had a total of 23,301 positive PCR and antigen tests.
  • Over the past two weeks, there have been 333 cases per 100,000 residents in a county whose population is 304,838.
  • The latest COVID-19 figures from the Clayton County Health District show that, through February 28, Clayton County has seen 45 new cases with a 7-day moving average of 57.7 cases per day.
  • The biggest peak in new cases happened on January 14-15 of this year, with the highest moving average from February 8-11. By February 15, that moving average dropped off steeply but has trended upward slightly since.
  • At least 370 people in Clayton County are known to have died of COVID-19 in the past year.

You can see other CCPS-related COVID-19 documentation below:

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