3 Enterprise City School students have tested positive for COVID-19 since start of school
DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) - After receiving an 84 page back to school tool kit from the Alabama Department of Public Health, it mentions “close contact” is any student or staff member who is within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes.
Any student who has 2 or more symptoms will be sent home, as well as any student who was within 6 feet of the symptomatic student for more than 15 minutes while in class will also be sent home.
Just today, Enterprise City Schools sent 15 high school students home who had no symptoms because they were within 6 feet of a student who had two or more symptoms for more than 15 minutes. Meaning those students will also need to self-quarantine for 14 days unless they receive medical clearance by their family physician.
A number of other students who were symptom-free were forced to go home because of this new principle.
As of right now, Superintendent Greg Faught has confirmed that there have been 3 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the start of school on August 6th. Faught is working with his team to re-evaluate their plan based on the these new guidelines.
Copyright 2020 WTVY. All rights reserved.