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Wiregrass school system plan for coronavirus outbreak

The Florida Department of Health issued the latest COVID-19 information Monday morning. (MGN)
The Florida Department of Health issued the latest COVID-19 information Monday morning. (MGN)(WJHG)
Published: Mar. 9, 2020 at 4:21 PM CDT
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Some school systems across the country are closing because of the threat of coronavirus.

So far there are no known cases in our area or state.

Dothan City Schools say they are in close communication with both the Alabama Department of Public Health and State Department of Education.

They are preparing alternative education methods for students and staff in the likelihood of the virus reaching our area.

“As always the safety of our students, staff and family remain our top priority. We will act out on abundance of caution to protect everyone health and wellbeing,” says DCS public information officer Meagan Dorsey.

The Houston County School District has notified all teachers of what they should instruct students to do to prevent the spread of germs like proper hand washing, keeping hands away from face and using hand sanitizer.

“We also hope to as much as possible to track students and faculty and staff that travel anywhere either a cruise or to Disney world or any place such as that,” HCS superintendent David Sewell.

Superintendent Sewell says they are hoping to add more hand sanitizer stations to Houston County schools.

We reached out to other superintendents about their plans. We will share that information as we receive it.