LAFAYETTE- On Monday, Chambers County School Superintendant Casey Chambley along with the School Board made the decision to enforce a mask mandate. This decision was actually made in a prior meeting as the board unanimously voted that if the COVID-19 numbers rose above a certain percentage that the mandate would be enforced, and due to the Omicron variant that’s what has happened. Chambley posted on the School District’s Facebook page following the decision.
“Due to the number of reported positive COVID-19 cases in Chambers County School District, we will begin wearing masks again starting with the professional development day on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, as well as, when students return on Wednesday, January 5, 2022. We are currently following recommendations made by the Alabama Department of Public Health for safety protocols. We are committed to keeping everyone safe so that our students can attend school for in-person learning. We will continue our mask mandate until Chambers County School Districts numbers fall below 9 with the Alabama Department of Public Health School Dashboard. Parents are encouraged to report positive student cases to their local school nurse. We also recommend following quarantine guidelines if there is a positive case in your household”, said Chambley in a social media post.
According to Chambers EMA, Chambers County is currently in a Red/High transmission level.