Because of updated guidance from the CDC, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) recommends that all persons in schools wear masks as part of a layered approach to reduce the spread of this virus. Local schools boards may issue a directive for masks as recommended by the guidance. The SBCA Administration has determined our COVID-19 Guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year as seen below with masks optional.
Temperature Check and Health Screening
SBCA will continue to check the temperatures of students and guests as they arrive on campus and ask that they confirm they do not have COVID symptoms.
SBCA will work to maintain a 3 foot physical distance between students when possible. Students will be involved in a large group setting during lunch, PE, sports, and chapel.
SBCA will contact trace, communicate directly with those in close contact, and empower parents to make a decision that is best for their child. Individuals determined to be in close contact in the school setting will NOT be required to stay out of school.
|If a student or staff member…||Procedure|
|Feels sick or have symptoms of an illness||Stay home. Recommend COVID test, especially if symptoms become worse or if there has been direct exposure.
|Tests positive for COVID||Must stay home for 10 days following the onset of symptoms or a positive test. Symptoms must be improving and must be 24-hours fever-free without the use of medication.|
|Has been identified as a close contact as a result of someone in their home testing positive for COVID||The student or staff must quarantine and can return after 10 days or may return after a negative COVID test conducted 4-5 days after exposure.|
|Has been identified as a close contact as a result of someone at school testing positive for COVID||No quarantine is required. Parents will be notified and will be asked to monitor for signs of symptoms or illness, contacting the school nurse if any develop.|
*Note: SBCA will not mandate vaccinations or the reporting of vaccinations for employees or students.