COVID-19 cases in Cullman County Schools

Published: Aug. 17, 2021 at 10:42 AM CDT|Updated: Aug. 17, 2021 at 12:15 PM CDT
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CULLMAN Co., Ala. (WBRC) - Leaders with Cullman County Schools released updated COVID-19 numbers Tuesday.

The email from CCS said: Today (8/17) is our 5th day of school. We currently have 373 students/staff who are either positive or quarantined.

Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette said:

1) Masks are NOT required. We feel strongly at this time to keep that a parent decision.

2) If a student is wearing a mask, they will NOT have to quarantine as a close contact.

3) If your student is showing symptoms, or exposed to someone who is positive, PLEASE keep them at home and make your school aware.

As of Thursday, school districts in Alabama had reported 5,970 cases to the state already this school year, according to the Alabama Department of Public Health.

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