From State Superintendent to all schools: Based on guidance issued by the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) on March 12, 2020, I am revising my guidance to you to include the following components:
As soon as possible, and no later than March 20, 2020,
To cancel or limit any event where it would be expected to have 500 or more people gathered. This would include performances, plays, athletics, conferences, etc. Please note that amended activities may still be appropriate if you can limit attendance.
To postpone or cancel any and all field trips, whether inside or outside of Alabama.
Please consider this guidance as applicable through April 30, 2020. We will re-assess at that time based on guidance from ADPH.
Important Parent Guide concerning Coronavirus (COVID-19) shared by the Alabama State Department of Education.
Although there are no confirmed cases of respiratory illness caused by a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Alabama, this virus can spread from person-to-person and the number of detected cases across our country is growing. The resources in this guide are intended to help parents, guardians, and families understand the school’s role during a closure and commitments to students.