TUSCALOOSA COUNTY ADOPTS HEALTH DEPARTMENT GUIDELINES FOR CORONAVIRUS

Tuscaloosa County School System

By WVUA 23 Reporter Kinsley Centers

Spring break is just around the corner and the thought of going on vacation and coming into contact with other travelers while the coronavirus continues to spread brings health safety concerns in schools.

On Wednesday, March 4, an emergency Tuscaloosa County School Board meeting was held regarding the prevention of the coronavirus. The decision of adopting the policies from the Alabama Department of Public Health to prevent a potential coronavirus outbreak within the school was made.

Superintendent Walter Davie said this does include quarantining as well keeping students or employees who travel to highly infected countries from being in a Tuscaloosa County school for 14 days after their return.

“This is infection control just like many of the other things that we’ve seen,” Davie said. “It’s a lot of vigilant efforts that we do as far as just cleaning, the sneezing, the coughing, people stay at home at least 24 hours fever free without fever reducing medications, talking with us and communicating to be sure that we know we had a child that have been of travels.”

Davie said the system is following the health department guidelines to keep students and employees safe.

For more information on what the Tuscaloosa County School System is doing to prevent the coronavirus visit https://www.tcss.net/Page/32222

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