To ensure transparency to our families, staff, and community the district has created a COVID-19 data dashboard. The dashboard contains current data on reported student and staff COVID-19 cases and quarantine/isolation data. The data dashboard will be updated each Monday at 9:00AM. Historical data from the 2020-2021 school year can be found here.
(As of 8/25/21): All students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, must wear masks inside in all school buildings and on all school buses. Masks are not required outdoors or for athletes who are actively competing inside a gym. Athletes who are not actively competing must continue to wear a mask as long as a mask mandate is in effect.
UPDATE: August 30, 2021
Rowan-Salisbury Schools will extend the current mask requirement inside all RSS buildings until safely able to change the requirement with a plan to review the decision on October 11, 2021, which is the end of first quarter.
UPDATE: August 23, 2021
Masks not Required for Athletes Actively Competing
The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education passed a motion that athletes actively competing inside a gym not be required to wear a mask, but those not actively competing would be required to wear masks as long as a mask mandate is in effect.
UPDATE: August 18, 2021
Masks are Required for All Students, Staff and Visitors
Rowan-Salisbury Schools is requiring all students, staff and visitors, regardless of vaccination status, to wear masks inside all school buildings effective immediately for two weeks. Students were already required to wear masks on school buses.
The Rowan-Salisbury Board of Education held an emergency meeting on Wednesday, August 18, to discuss the current number of quarantines among students and staff since the start of school on August 11, 2021. The Board has been closely monitoring COVID-19 positivity rates and quarantines within the district.
UPDATE: August 9, 2021
Masks are Required on School Buses
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued an Order that requires wearing masks on public transportation, including school buses.
Wearing masks is required on Rowan-Salisbury School System buses and is optional on our campuses for students, staff, and visitors.
Board of Education Meetings: District staff provide updates at each meeting with the most up to date information regarding COVID-19 and our response in schools.
- Information About Masks for 2021-2022 (NEW)
- Rowan County Health Department
- Novant Health: Help Us Make Our Communities Safer
- NC DHHS – NC Department of Health and Human Services
- NC’s COVID-19 Helpline (toll free): 1-866-462-3821
- NC Governor Roy Cooper
- NC 2-1-1 United Way of North Carolina
- Or Call: 1-888-892-1162