COVID-19: Impact on Schools

COVID-19

The Pandemic level of coronavirus has led to many changes across the United States as well as right here in the Tennessee Valley. We’re taking action to make sure you have a single location to find a collective list showing how the virus has impacted schools of interest to the Tennessee Valley.

NOTE: On Friday, March 13, Governor Ivey issued a State of Emergency. With this, she announced all public K-12 schools in Alabama will close beginning at 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 18. The schools will remain closed for two and a half weeks. This announcement also impacts all extracurricular activities for schools.

Many school systems across the TN Valley have made plans to provide meals to families while schools are closed down. Each district is doing things a little different, so we’ve compiled a list. We’re working to gather information from each district, but if you have information you need added to the list, please email us at news.department@whnt.com.

North Alabama Schools:

  • Albertville City Schools – Closed Monday, March 16 through April 3
  • Athens City Schools – Closed Tuesday, March 17 through the duration of the state mandated school shutdown
  • Blount County Schools – Closed Monday, March 16 through the duration of the state mandated school shutdown
  • Boaz City Schools – Closed Monday, March 16 through April 3
  • Country Day School – Closed Monday, March 16 through the duration of the state mandated school shutdown
  • Decatur City Schools – Closed Tuesday, March 17 through the duration of the state mandated school shutdown
  • Fayetteville City Schools – Closed through April 3
  • Florence City Schools – Closed Tuesday, March 17 through the duration of the state mandated school shutdown
  • Franklin County Schools (AL) – Closed Tuesday, March 17
  • Grace Lutheran School – Closed Monday, March 16 through April 3
  • Guntersville City Schools – Closed Monday, March 16 through April 3
  • Hartselle City Schools – Closed Tuesday, March 17 through April 3
  • Huntsville Achievement School – Classes canceled after end of school day on March 18 through April 3
  • Huntsville City Schools – Closed Monday, March 16 through April 3
  • Jackson County Schools – Closed Tuesday, March 17 through the duration of the state mandated school shutdown
  • Lawrence County Schools (AL) – Closed Tuesday, March 17 through the duration of the state mandated school shutdown
  • Lindsay Lane Christian Academy – Closed Monday, March 16 through April 3
  • Limestone County Schools – Closed Monday, March 16 through April 3
  • Lincoln County Schools – Closed through April 3. School meal info here.
  • Lincoln Academy – Closed Monday, March 16 through April 3
  • Madison City Schools – Closed Monday, March 16 through the duration of the state mandated school shutdown
  • Madison County Schools – Online classes through rest of the year, graduation postponed
  • Marshall County Schools – Closed Monday, March 16 through the duration of the state mandated school shutdown
  • Morgan County Schools – Closed Tuesday, March 17 through April 3
  • Muscle Shoals City Schools – Closed Tuesday, March 17 through April 3
  • Randolph School – Classes move online starting Monday, March 16
  • Russellville City Schools – Closed Tuesday, March 17 through the duration of the state mandated school shutdown
  • Scottsboro City Schools – Closed Tuesday, March 17 through the duration of the state mandated school shutdown
  • Sheffield City Schools – Closed Tuesday, March 17 through April 3. Employees to report to work March 17.
  • St. John Paul II High School – Classes move online Monday, March 16
  • St. Joseph Regional Catholic School in Florence – Closed Monday, March 16 through April 3

On Sunday, March 15, the USDA approved a waiver, allowing Alabama K-12 schools to continue feeding students during the closures.

In addition to that news, a number of area colleges, universities and private schools have made adjustments to their daily routines. Here are the changes as we understand them:

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