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Madison County School System updates 'Ready, Set, Forward' COVID-19 plan

Starting on Wednesday, October 27, the district will transfer all of its COVID-19 contact tracing to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA, Ala. — The Madison County School System on Tuesday, October 26, updated its "Ready, Set, Forward" COVID-19 plan.

Starting on Wednesday, October 27, the district will transfer all of its COVID-19 contact tracing to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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On Friday, October 29, the district intends to make the use of masks optional while at Level 1, so long as its COVID-19 numbers remain below 0.5%. This change would go into effect for students and staff on November 1. Students will be required to wear masks while on all busses, per TSA requirements.

Additionally, the district will implement the following protocols on a school-by-school basis:

  • If an individual school reaches a 2.5% positivity rate, they will move to masks required at level 1
  • If an individual school reaches a 5.0% positivity rate, they will move to masks required at level 1 and school nurses will take over contact tracing for that campus
  • When a school falls below a 0.5% positivity rate for five consecutive days, they will return to masks optional at level

The district says the board of education will modify protocols as needed as they continue to monitor COVID-19 in the school system.

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