688 students across 11 elementary schools in Fort Mill in quarantine as at least 76 test positive for COVID-19


FORT MILL, S.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – Folks in Fort Mill, South Carolina are seeing an outbreak of COVID-19 cases at their local elementary schools.

There are 11 elementary schools in the Fort Mill Schools District and between those schools, 688 students are currently in quarantine. That amounts to about 62 students per elementary school.

The Fort Mill School District posts all of this information on their school dashboard. There are 76 students in the elementary schools who have tested positive for the virus.

When checking out the dashboard, you can also sort by cases to see what school has the most COVID cases. Right now, it’s Forest Creek Middle School with 29 students positive, and two staff members positive.

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Fort Mill Schools does not require kids to wear face masks, so when there’s a COVID exposure, anyone in contact has to quarantine.

The district is planning another vaccine clinic for students, staff and the community. As of Wednesday, they also adjusted their health guidance that includes limited interaction between classes and the suspension of out-of-district field trips.

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Elementary school students are not the only ones impacted. There are 359 middle school students quarantined and 134 high school students who are also in quarantine after an exposure.

FOX 46 Charlotte is scheduled to speak with Fort Mill district officials Wednesday at 2:15 p.m. where we plan to ask when, if at all, will they implement a mask mandate? We’re also speaking with parents and will have local reaction to this COVID-19 outbreak tonight on FOX 46 News at 6 p.m.

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