In the 2021-2022 Reopening Plan, Meriwether County Schools mandated students and staff wear masks inside school buildings for the 1st 9-weeks of school. After such time, masks became optional on October 25, 2021. The Omicron Variant became prevalent at the end of 2021 and masks again were required on January 6, 2022.
As of January 12, 2022, Meriwether County has a total of 442 new COVID cases over the last 14 days and a 2-week percent COVID positive rate of 42.5%. Comparing the January 12, 2022 numbers to February 27, 2022 numbers where Meriwether County had a total of 12 new COVID cases over the previous 14 days and a 2-week percent COVID positive rate of 5.48%, it is statistically obvious the COVID numbers are significantly decreasing in Meriwether County.
As a result of the analysis of current COVID data in Meriwether County, beginning on Monday, February 28, 2022:
• Masks will be encouraged (not mandated) inside all buildings.
• Any who are identified as a COVID close contact at school will be required to
quarantine only if they are exhibiting symptoms.
• Per CDC guidance and the fact that CASPR air systems are installed on all
Meriwether County buses, masks are no longer required on buses.
Thank you for your patience and support throughout the COVID pandemic. Meriwether County Schools will continue to consult with the Georgia Department of Public Health and monitor current data regarding the COVID pandemic. If needed, Meriwether County Schools will make an announcement in the event of any further updates.