Coronavirus & Crisis Contingency Plan - Updated 4-7-20
Huntsville City Schools is taking the health and well being of our students and staff seriously. As a proactive measure, our Health Services and Facilities Departments are monitoring student illness and providing additional cleaning in our buildings as needed. Also, we continue to work closely with the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Alabama State Department of Education (ALSDE) for the latest guidance and recommendations regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), influenza, and other infectious illnesses/diseases.
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April 7 Update
Huntsville City Schools would like to extend its gratitude to the following churches for supporting the curbside meal distribution service for the youth in our community:
- Rock Family Worship Center
- Mayfair Church of Christ
- First United Methodist - Huntsville
- Aldersgate Methodist
- The Dwelling Place
- St. Thomas Episcopal
- St. Johns AME
- UNION HILL Primitive Baptist
- Progressive Union Primitive Baptist
- Southwood Presbyterian
- Church of the Highlands
- Trinity Methodist
- St. Matthews
April 6 Update
Huntsville City Schools (HCS) administrators received notification of two new coronavirus cases involving a student and a teacher.
Both tested positive approximately two weeks after students were already dismissed on Friday, March 13, 2020. Neither of the impacted individuals were in direct contact with any students, and no students are believed to be at risk of exposure.
A teacher at Mae C. Jemison High School contracted the virus following community exposure. HCS encourages faculty or staff members who may have been at the school on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 to monitor for coronavirus symptoms.
A student at Farley Elementary contracted the virus without ever being in contact with other students or staff members.
HCS continues to encourage students, families, and faculty and staff members to monitor for the following symptoms:
- Body aches
- Shortness of breath
Anyone who develops one or more of these symptoms should call a medical professional, nearest urgent care or the Alabama COVID-19 24/7 hotline at 1-888-264-2256 for guidance. If shortness of breath is severe, seek emergency treatment via an emergency department (please call ahead) or 911 to make them aware of potential exposure.
April 5 Update
Meal Distribution Sites/Times for week of April 6th
The Rock Worship Center, The Dream Center and The Manna House are leading the Curbside Meal Distribution Program for the youth in our community.
The following sites will be serving FREE meals to any youth 18 yrs. of age and under from 10:30am-12:30pm on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday:
- Lee High School
- Lakewood Elementary
- Chaffee Elementary
- Ridgecrest Elementary
- McDonnell Elementary