MPS says 7 teachers, 6 students report COVID-19 cases

MPS says 7 teachers, 6 students report COVID-19 cases
Montgomery Public Schools (Source: WSFA 12 News)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - Montgomery Public Schools reported more COVID-19 cases this week.

School district spokeswoman Jade Jones said as of 1 p.m. Friday, seven teachers and six students reported cases.

The school district put out the following notification to parents:

“MPS is strongly adhering to the safety procedures established by the Alabama Department of Public Health. If your child has been in contact with someone with COVID-19 or is being tested for COVID-19 or is still waiting for test results, please do not send your child to school. Contact the front office to notify the school of your child’s status. The school team will provide support to the student through remote learning until the student is medically cleared to return to school. Thanks for your support with keeping MPS healthy and safe.”

Montgomery Public Schools returned to in-person learning Tuesday. Virtual learning is still an option, which school officials said about one-third of students were still doing.

Superintendent Ann Roy Moore said the schools are taking precautions against the virus.

One hundred and sixty-eight teachers did not report to the first day of in-person learning Tuesday. Moore said about half of those teachers did return Wednesday. She said she understands they are concerned for their health.

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