IMPORTANT UPDATES REGARDING the CORONAVIRUS
Dear Mobile County Public Schools Parents,
First and foremost, as Superintendent, I would like to thank each of you for your continued support of Mobile County Public Schools. We are making great strides throughout the district, which would not be possible without your continued support. I vow to continue keeping students in mind with all decisions made and will always keep our students’ health, safety and well-being as my top priority.
As you are aware, we are currently dealing with an outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) both nationally and internationally. I am joined by my Leadership Team in closely monitoring the risk of the Coronavirus within our state and county. At present, we are thankful no cases have been announced in Alabama or Mississippi, but we are aware of cases in Florida, Georgia and Louisiana. We recognize the virus may eventually affect our area, and we are making plans to prepare for such a scenario. In the meantime, I have made the decision to restrict all school-sponsored travel, including by students, faculty and staff, in areas where the virus is active and where a state of emergency has been declared.
In addition, our Custodial Program employees are ensuring buildings are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected on a daily basis. Also, our Health Services employees are in close contact with the Alabama Department of Public Health to receive up-to-the-minute information about the virus.
Please join us in taking these preventive measures and in adhering to our district guideline that students must be fever-free for at least 24 hours before returning to school. We must all do our part to stop the spread of this virus.
My Leadership Team and I will be doing everything in our power to ensure that Mobile County Public Schools are healthy, safe learning environments. We hope that learning continues without interruption during third and fourth quarters and that our students, employees and community stakeholders stay healthy. In the event that the Coronavirus becomes a threat in our area, we will be as transparent and proactive as possible in communicating with everyone. As always, we will make decisions with the best interest of our students in mind.