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Face coverings required inside school buildings for Homewood City Schools

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Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 1:27 PM CDT|Updated: Aug. 2, 2021 at 3:20 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - UPDATE: Face coverings will be required inside school buildings for Homewood City Schools.

“According to ADPH’s toolkit, if students are wearing facial coverings in the classroom and are distanced by three feet or more, asymptomatic students do not have to quarantine if they are exposed to COVID-19. If last year taught us anything, we know how important in-person instruction is for our students. In order to keep our students and teachers in the classrooms, facial coverings will be required inside school buildings. Facial coverings inside our schools will significantly reduce the number of students who are required to quarantine,” HCS Superintendent Justin Hefner said in a release on Monday.

Homewood City Schools welcomes students back on Aug. 11.

The school system’s website states that schools and teachers will continue to encourage, respect and value everyone’s choice regarding facial coverings.

“It is important to recognize that health officials recommend facial coverings be worn indoors. While health officials have not elevated their recommendation to a mandate, HCS welcomes students, faculty members, and visitors to wear facial coverings. Our schools and teachers will continue to encourage, respect, and value everyone’s choice regarding facial coverings. Should a facial covering mandate be implemented by health officials, HCS will update school protocols.”

Full 2021 school protocols can be found at this link.

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