LIST: North Alabama School systems begin to reevaluate masking requirements

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Many school systems in North Alabama are planning to reevaluate their masking requirements in September and October. Here is the latest masking requirement information for each school district.

In Alabama, there is no statewide mask requirement for schools, instead, local officials can make their own decisions for their schools.

Here’s a list of where school districts across north Alabama stand with mask requirements and health protocols:

Colbert County

  • Colbert County Schools: Masks are required through October 1.
  • Muscle Shoals City Schools: Masks are required through October 1.
  • Sheffield City Schools: Masks are required until September 30.
  • Tuscumbia City Schools: Masks are not required for students and staff. The full health plan is here.

DeKalb County

  • DeKalb County Schools: Masks are only required on buses.
  • Fort Payne City Schools: Masks are required through October 1.

Franklin County

  • Franklin County Schools: Masks are encouraged but not required. The re-opening plan is here.
  • Russellville City Schools: Masks are required. District leaders plan to reevaluate this soon.

Giles CountyTenn.

  • Giles County Schools: Masks are not required. Their COVID-19 protocols can be found here.

Jackson County

  • Jackson County Schools: Masks are required on buses, but not in buildings, as of August 16.
  • Scottsboro City Schools: Masks are required.

Lauderdale County

  • Florence City Schools: Masks required for all K-12 students, staff, faculty, and visitors. The schools COVID-19 Tracker can be viewed here.
  • Lauderdale County Schools: Masks are not required as of August 16. The district’s latest numbers can be seen here.

Lawrence County

  • Lawrence County Schools: Masks are required through September 24. The full health and wellness plan can be found here.

Limestone County

  • Athens City Schools: Masks will be required for all staff, faculty and students over age 2. A weekly COVID-19 update can be found here.
  • Limestone County Schools: Masks will be required on school buses but not in school buildings, as of August 16.

Lincoln County, Tenn.

  • Fayetteville City Schools: Masks are recommended but not required, as of August 16.
  • Lincoln County Schools: Masks are recommended but not required for schools and buses, as of August 16.

Madison County

  • Madison City Schools: Masks are required inside school building and on buses.
  • Madison County Schools: Masks are required. The COVID-19 Dashboard can be found here.
  • Huntsville City Schools: Masks required for everyone 2 years old and older inside any HCS building, aboard buses or inside HCS-operated vehicles. Here is where to find a weekely case update.

Marshall County

  • Albertville City Schools: Masks are required on buses and in buildings through October 1.
  • Arab City Schools: Masks required for all faculty, staff, students and visitors through at least October 1.
  • Boaz City Schools: Masks will be required indoors through October 1.
  • Guntersville City Schools: Masks are required on buses, optional in buildings.
  • Marshall County Schools: Masks are required on buses, optional in buildings.

Morgan County

  • Decatur City Schools: Masks are required for students and staff.
  • Hartselle City Schools: Masks are recommended but not required, as of August 16. District will provide weekly updates here.
  • Morgan County Schools: Mask requirement expired September 10.

If we happened to miss your school district or a change in making requirements please let us know by emailing whnt@nexstardigital.com.

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