Teachers, staff at these North Alabama schools have tested positive for coronavirus

WAAY 31 is asking every school district in North Alabama about any known cases of employees with coronavirus.

Posted: Aug 6, 2020 3:59 PM
Updated: Sep 3, 2020 2:53 PM

WAAY 31 is asking every school district in North Alabama about any known cases of employees with coronavirus.

You can find the information we’ve gathered so far from districts below. Stay with us on air on WAAY 31 and online at WAAYTV.com for updates.

DeKalb County Schools - Fourteen students and three employees in DeKalb County Schools have tested positive for coronavirus since school started on Aug. 10, Superintendent Jason Barnett said on Aug. 18.

Hartselle City Schools - The superintendent said there have been a couple of coronavirus cases throughout the summer. She said as of Aug. 11, the district does not have any staff members or teachers out due to coronavirus. 

Russellville City Schools - The district said it's had some positive cases with faculty members. The superintendent said on Aug. 10 that he's aware of seven cases since March 13, and two employees are currently quarantining. He said a central office employee, coaches and teachers are included in the seven people who tested positive. 

Florence City Schools - The district confirmed an employee tested positive in the month of June. It says staff members must tell the school system if they test positive. It has no plans of mass testing.

Muscle Shoals City Schools - The superintendent tested positive and another administrator tested positive over the summer. They currently have three employees self-isolating because of possible exposure outside of school.

Franklin County Schools - The district did not comment if any staff members tested positive. It said employees have to report to the superintendent if they test positive for coronavirus. It is not testing all employees for coronavirus.

Colbert County Schools - Colbert County Schools Superintendent Dr. Gale Satchel said on Sept. 3 that since school started on Aug. 24, nine students and five staff members have tested positive for coronavirus.

Limestone County Schools - The district has had some teachers test positive, but from outside of the school setting. It is not requiring teachers or students to have a test prior to coming to school. Between support staff, including custodians, transportation and maintenance, they have had some positive tests.

Morgan County Schools - The district said it’s had fewer than five employees test positive. It doesn’t have plans to test teachers, staff or students prior to school starting. All of those who were positive are recovered and back at work.

Lawrence County Schools - There have been no positive cases. They have several staff members quarantining after possible exposure. Some of those quarantining staff members are waiting on test results. Others are waiting to see if they have symptoms. The staff members’ quarantine period will be up by the time school starts. The district does not intend on testing students and staff before school starts.

Decatur City Schools - The district said it’s not aware of any positive cases. They are getting a system in place to collect the number of students, staff and teachers who test positive. That system will be in place by next week.

Huntsville City Schools - The district has had employees test positive. It says employees receive daily screenings when entering facilities.

Madison County Schools - A spokesperson for the district said on Aug. 25 that since school started on Aug. 19, three staff members have tested positive for coronavirus and 18 staff members are quarantined. This is out of nearly 2,500 employees in the district.

Madison City Schools - There are 14 employees who tested positive since July 1. The district currently has no testing requirement for employees or students upon returning.

Jackson County Schools - Superintendent Kevin Dukes said from June 1 to Aug. 6, they've had three coaches test positive.

Guntersville City Schools - The district said no employees have tested positive at this time. It does not plan to test them before school starts.

Lauderdale County Schools - The district said it has had employees test positive this summer but from outside the school setting. 

Athens City Schools - The district says it's had a few employees to test positive at various schools throughout the summer, and safety and disinfecting protocols were followed. Teachers and staff are asked to let them know if they have symptoms of coronavirus and if they receive a positive test result. It is not testing employees or students.

We are waiting for responses from the following districts:

Tuscumbia City Schools

Sheffield City Schools

Marshall County Schools

Scottsboro City Schools

Arab City Schools

Albertville City Schools

Boaz City Schools

Fort Payne City Schools

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