MUSLCE SHOALS, Ala. (WAFF) - Students at McBride Elementary School in Muscle Shoals will temporarily return to virtual learning.
All grades within the elementary school will transition to remote learning starting Friday, February 5 through Friday, February 12.
This allows all students and staff members at McBride a full 10-day period of separation. McBride Elementary students will return for in-person classes on Tuesday, February 16, the day after Presidents Day holiday.
School leaders say it’s out of caution for the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases within the school.
Officials said in a release the nursing staff has notified anyone known to have been directly exposed to the individuals who have tested positive, and those potentially exposed have already begun their home isolation.