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Coronavirus cases confirmed at Lauderdale County Schools

More people in Lauderdale County Schools have tested positive for coronavirus.

Posted: Sep 3, 2020 7:28 AM
Updated: Jul 25, 2021 3:50 PM

More people in Lauderdale County Schools have tested positive for coronavirus.

Some teachers, staff and students tested positive thoughout the distrct but Superintendent Jon Hatton says there's a low number of cases. The superintendent also confirmed a second student at Brooks High School tested positive for coronavirus. He wouldn't say what other schools have had students or teachers test positive. 

According to Hatton, if a student tests positive, everyone who was within six feet or less of that student is contacted about possible exposure. Anyone outside of that isn't contacted. 

We asked Hatton if parents and teachers have the right to know about every case in a school or classroom. He said no for privacy reasons. He said those are guidelines sent down by the Alabama Department of Public Health and the district is following those guideliens strictly. 

"Because of confidentiality, we can't talk about names of individuals and we won't, but as far as contact tracing, we're going to always let our nurses apply what ADPH is and that's what we've done," said Hatton.

The district will be on an alternating schedule for the next few weeks. After that, board members will meet to decide what's next.

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