Updated guidance from the CDC, the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) recommends the following guidelines to help reduce the spread of this COVID-19. The SBCA Administration has determined our COVID-19 Guidelines for the remainder of the 2021-2022 school year as seen below with masks optional.
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 5 days following the onset of symptoms or a positive test. Student must be asymptomatic or symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours without the use of medication), followed by 5 days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.|
|Has been identified as a close contact as a result of someone in their home testing positive for COVID||Quarantines are no longer required for an exposure to Covid. Since the health department is no longer contact tracing, parents should watch closely for any symptoms. If cold-like symptoms develop, students should remain home until symptoms improve.|
|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.
We take our commitment to your child’s safety seriously and are following health guidelines and best practices. We will continue to monitor the situation and keep you informed.