COVID-19 Information

Procedures for Positive Cases & Close Contacts

(revised January 24, 2022)

Positive diagnosis of student or staff: 

Per ADPH guidelines, positives must stay home for 5 days (previously 10) following the onset of symptoms or the positive test result. The student or staff member may return on day 6 if the following two conditions are met:

 1.     Symptom improvement, which includes the absence of a fever for 24 hours without the use of fever-reducing medications.

2.     A mask WILL be required on days 6-10.

If a student or staff member cannot meet both of the above conditions, a 10-day home isolation period will be required.

Parents or guardians will be notified by an automatic text and voice call if their child may have been exposed to someone who tests positive.

Mask and facial coverings: Masks and facial coverings are strongly recommended while indoors, however, they will not be required at this time. Masks will be required for everyone while on school buses to comply with the Federal CDC order.

Self Assess: Parents need to screen their children at home for signs or symptoms of any illness. A child with a temperature that is greater than 100 degrees or experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 must stay at home.

For more information regarding COVID-19 guidelines, visit the Alabama Department of Public Health website.