Enterprise City Schools reported 41 new positive COVID-19 cases over the past week, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.
That brings the ECS total up to 170 positive cases since Aug. 6. According to Enterprise Superintendent Greg Faught, 80 employees and 90 students have tested positive during that time. Faught also confirmed that 976 students have been sent home during the school year as a result of being in “close contact” with someone who had symptoms or tested positive.
“Our employees continue to do a fantastic job under very difficult circumstances,” Faught emphasized. “We encourage everyone to obey the current mask order and monitor their children for symptoms before sending them to school each day.”
On Dec. 2, Coffee County Schools released a statement reporting that the school system had seven new cases of COVID-19 in the previous week, bringing the total number since Aug. 10 to 72. According to the statement, the new cases come from one faculty member at Zion Chapel School, one student at New Brockton Elementary School, one faculty member and one student at New Brockton High School and two students and one faculty member at Kinston School.
“Our goal is to keep our schools safely open and students learning every day,” Coffee County Schools Superintendent Kevin Killingsworth said. “The recent rise in cases locally is alarming but we will continue to be diligent in following protocols to keep everyone safe.
“We ask your continued support in keeping your children at home if they have been exposed to someone who is known positive or if they are showing symptoms of COVID.”
According to the ADPH, Daleville City Schools and Elba City Schools reported less than five new cases, while Dothan City Schools reported five new cases and Dale County Schools reported 16 new cases. Ozark City Schools reported 11 new cases.
The ADPH’s school dashboard updates every Friday. To view the ADPH COVID-19 school dashboard, visit https://tinyurl.com/y364n2qo.