School Spread Decision Matrix

In the Bartow County School System Reopening Resource Guide, the district refers to three different color-coded phases which were predetermined by the Georgia Department of Education and Georgia Department of Public Health.

 

A green phase or school is identified as a school with no or low spread of COVID-19. A yellow phase or school is identified as a school with minimal or moderate spread of COVID-19, and a red phase or school is identified as a school with substantial spread of COVID-19.

 

District leaders determine what color a school is based on the number of positive COVID-19 cases identified by the department of public health. To move from a green phase to a yellow phase, 1% of the entire school population or more, which includes teachers and students, must be identified as COVID-19 positive by the department of public health. If/when a school transitions into a yellow or red phase, it will remain in a yellow or red phase for the rest of the grading period. A red phase will only occur if the governor mandates a shutdown or the Bartow County School System cannot acquire enough substitute teachers to effectively operate a school if a significant number of staff members are affected by COVID-19. For information on what the color-coded phases mean, please refer to the Bartow County School System Reopening Resource Guide.

 

A list of schools and subsequent colors can be found below. It will be updated as needed.

 

Emerson Yellow Phase Designation

 

 

Middle School Corona virus update

Woodland High School Yellow Phase Designation