Two Alabama schools go virtual after positive COVID-19 tests
Published 1:23 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2020
More than 1,200 students at two Alabama schools will begin the year at home after a person connected with both schools tested positive for COVID-19.
While 12 other Lawrence County schools planned to begin traditional classes Wednesday, Superintendent Jon Bret Smith told the Decatur Daily that students from the elementary and middle schools in Moulton, located in north Alabama, would start the academic year taking classes online.
Education officials learned Monday that a person linked to both schools had tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus. State health officials recommended delaying the reopening by two weeks. Combined, the schools have more than 105 workers.
School officials notified 10 people who were in contact with the person. Computers are being distributed for online classes.