CPSD is working to keep our students and staff as safe as possible during this pandemic. We also want to be as transparent and as accurate as possible about the rising COVID-19 cases in our district.Please review the chart below to see our current COVID cases and the number of those quarantined. (these numbers change daily) We are asking you to continue to wear your mask, get vaccinated, social distance, and follow CDC guidelines to help keep our students and staff safe. Also, review our contact tracing procedures.
Canton Public School District Current COVID-19 Numbers
Canton 9th Grade Academy
Canton Career Center
Canton Educational Services Center
Huey Porter Middle
Reuben B. Myers CSAS
2CPSD Contact Tracing ProceduresImmediately after principals are notified that a student in their school has tested positive for or been diagnosed with COVID-19, the principal will notify Dr. Sharon Brown, the District Covid-19 Coordinator as well as their department head of the positive case.The principal will contact the student’s teacher/teachers to begin contact tracing. Contact is defined as any student who came in close contact for an extended period of time (15 min) with the Covid positive student.The teacher or school staff will compile the list of students whose parents need to be contacted using the information provided when the student was registered. Parents this information must be up to date.The names and contact numbers of parents, as well as persons who can be contacted in case of an emergency, will be given to Dr. Sharon Brown so that she can begin notifying parents to quarantine their student/students.Quarantine PeriodStudents, teachers, and staff who are NOT fully vaccinated and are identified as close contacts to COVID-19, as outlined above, should be in Quarantine for a full 14 days. There are additional options to the 14-day quarantine period from the school setting as follows:• 10-day option: Quarantine can end after 10 days if the individual has no symptoms during the entire 10-day period, or• 7- day plus test option: If the individual has no symptoms for 7 days and has a negative COVID-19 test (molecular or antigen) collected on day 5, 6, or 7 of the quarantine period, the quarantine period can be discontinued quarantine after 7 days.• Fully vaccinated students and teachers/staff do not require quarantine after contact with an infected person. Testing is strongly recommended 3-5 days after contact.(Look under COVID-19 Updates)