Decatur leaders issue COVID-19 update on Friday

Decatur officials update COVID-19

DECATUR, Ala. (WAFF) - Officials from the city of Decatur, Decatur City Schools, and Decatur Morgan Hospital issued a COVID-19 update from Decatur City Hall on Friday.

Michael Douglas, Decatur City Schools Superintendent, started by saying remote instruction will start back on April 6.

“Will there be a device that breaks - sure, we’ll fix it” said Douglas. “If we need to print paper copies and distribute, we will find a way to get it done.”

“Our teachers and staff are phenomenal. We will get you the extra help you need to educate your children. If there is anything we didn’t do right the first time, we will make it right.”

“Next week is spring break. Don’t do any work. Be with your family and enjoy spring break.”

“Come April 6, be ready to come back virtually to learn."

The Alabama Department of Public Health has now confirmed three deaths related to COVID-19 in the state.

Anita Walden, Decatur Morgan Hospital, spoke next on medical professionals in the area.

“We are thankful for our professionals as they care for our residents” said Walden.

“Communication is key. Everything is changing very rapidly. We make a plan and it changes in five minutes.”

Hear the full remarks in the video at the top of the page.

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