Upstate teachers have mixed feelings regarding upcoming school year plans

  • By cvbizz
  • July 14, 2020
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Some teachers are starting to have some trepidation towards the new school year. A statewide survey of school employees shows 42% of those polled believe they have a high risk of contracting COVID-19.

SC ED Survey Results Highlight Teacher Concerns

Here are the results of SC for Ed’s COVID-19 Increased Risk Survey, which over 7,600 educators took over three days this past week. For context, there are over 50,000 educators in South Carolina according to the most recent SCDE data. Most of the responses were from teachers, although other school staff were represented as well.

  • 42% of Respondents Identified as Higher Risk for Infection
  • Nearly 30% of School Staff are 50 years or older

Currently 45 out of 46 South Carolina school districts are experiencing high disease activity of COVID-19 and under DHEC Guidance, these counties would be recommended to hold virtual classes until that rate drops.

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