Huntsville City Schools launches COVID-19 impact report page

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Huntsville City Schools has set up a page for parents to get information about schools and facilities where positive COVID-19 cases have been reported.

The district said the website would be updated frequently and would contain information about people who test positive and could have an impact on others at a school site. The page won’t include positive cases in remote learning students who have not been on campus.

The Huntsville City Schools Chief Communications Officer, Craig Williams, says the page is meant to show transparency.

“We just don’t want to overwhelm the public with information and we want to make sure it’s relevant, timely, things they need to know,” said Williams. “So we thought, why not do it just in one centralized hub where people can go on at their convenience to view all of the facilities who have had individuals with positive cases?”

The page lists the facility, the date the virus was reported, the date the facility was cleaned and sanitized, and the date the facility reopened.

Huntsville City Schools said it would address each positive case following guidance from the Alabama Department of Public Health, and that some situations could result in temporary school closures and remote learning.

Students begin classes via remote learning Monday, Aug. 17. The remote learning will take place for the first nine weeks of the school year.

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