COVID-19 Response Plan

Updated February 2, 2021


The Georgia-Cumberland Conference has developed guidance to support schools and communities in determining their plans and strategies for reopening schools. This plan provides a tiered approach with clear, actionable steps that are advisable before students and employees return to school buildings, along with guidance that is applicable.

This approach is built upon the guidance and recommendations of health officials; it is strongly aligned to the reopening guidelines that have been provided by our state and federal leaders; and it’s designed to help districts prioritize the health and safety of students and teachers.

The Georgia-Cumberland Conference Office of Education will continue to provide guidance and recommendations to schools on navigating the academic, social, and emotional effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on students and employees.

The OAKS School Board will determine the OAKS phase for operation based on the number of illnesses in a classroom and school-wide.