Student Report: COVID-19 Tracker

Employee Report: COVID-19 Tracker

  • Under the guidance of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Florence City Schools has established the following procedures to maximize efforts to keep our campuses safe from COVID-19 outbreaks. We ask parents/guardians, students, faculty, and staff to assist us by following the provided procedures. 

    Home Screening 

    • A student should not report to school for the following reasons: 
      • one or more symptoms of COVID-19 (CDC Guidance for Symptoms of COVID-19) 
      • exposure to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days and you have not been fully vaccinated (CDC Exposure Guidance) 
      • received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, even if they are symptom free 
    • Any COVID-19 symptoms, exposures, or positive COVID-19 tests for students or staff must be reported to the school nurse and principal. In the case of a staff member, the report should be made to their direct supervisor. 
    • A clearance note from a health care provider or ADPH will be required for students and employees with COVID-19 symptoms, exposure, or positive diagnosis to return to school. 

    School Screening 

    • While at school, any student who exhibits symptoms such as, but not limited to: congestion, shortness of breath, gastrointestinal symptoms, will be sent to the school nurse and isolated. The school nurse and FCS will follow ADPH guidelines. 
    • If a student has a temperature or responds in the affirmative to any of the aforementioned statements, the student will be sent home for the parent/guardian to seek further medical attention. If the student does record a fever, the student cannot return until which time the ADPH allows for return to campus after a fever. 
    • Florence City Schools plans to deploy technology to assist in health screenings for adults and students. This technology could include thermal imaging cameras to detect personal temperatures from a distance. 
    • Students and visitors who are symptomatic, have had an exposure to someone positive to COVID-19 within the last 14 days, or who have received a COVID-19 positive diagnosis within the last 14 days, will be sent home. 
    • A clearance note from the ADPH will be required for students and employees with COVID-19 symptoms, exposure, or positive diagnosis to return to school.

COVID-19 Impact Report

  • Florence City Schools is committed to providing our community with the most up-to-date information available regarding the COVID-19 Pandemic and its impact on our system. The number of current active cases of COVID-19, which is confirmed by a medical professional, within our school system is listed above. 

    Under the guidance of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH), Florence City Schools has established the following procedures to maximize efforts to keep our campuses safe from COVID-19 outbreaks. We ask parents/guardians, students, faculty, and staff to assist us by following the provided procedures. 

    - A student or staff member should not attend school for the following reasons: 

    • One or more major symptoms of COVID-19 (new cough, loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath/ difficulty breathing) 
    • Exposure to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days 
    • Received a positive diagnosis of COVID-19, even if they are symptom-free
    • Running a fever of 100.4 or higher 

    - Any COVID-19 symptoms, exposures, or positive COVID-19 tests for students or staff must be reported to the school nurse and principal. In the case of a staff member, the report should be made to their direct supervisor. 

    - A clearance note from a health care provider or ADPH will be required for students and employees with a COVID-19 positive diagnosis to return to school. 

    Florence City Schools has also compiled a list of best practices for our campuses. These are designed to ensure the health and well-being of our stakeholders. This list may be modified as new ADPH guidelines are released. 

    - Following the guidance of Governor Ivey’s amended State Health Order released on July 29, 2020, any adult or child in 2nd grade or above, shall wear a face covering. 

    (For students in Kindergarten and 1st grade, masks will also be a requirement during times of transition such as leaving a classroom, morning drop-off, and afternoon pick-up.) 

    - Social distancing practices to maintain six feet of separation between persons of different households will be implemented, where practical, to the greatest extent possible. 

    - FCS will teach and reinforce handwashing with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and increase monitoring to ensure adherence among students and staff. 

    - If soap and water are not readily available, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol can be used (for staff and older children who can safely use hand sanitizer). 

    - FCS will encourage staff and students to cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue. Used tissues should be thrown in the trash and hands washed immediately with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.