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Sylacauga BOE approves 3-week mask mandate after 48 positive tests; 122 students quarantined


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – Sylacauga City Schools has implemented a mask mandate that is scheduled to expire in three weeks.

SCS released a statement detailing 122 students are in quarantine due to exposure while 48 people have tested positive.

The release said, “Masking for students and staff is the best way to control the spread of the Delta variant.  Sylacauga City Schools will require all employees, students, and visitors to wear face coverings while indoors beginning immediately, Aug. 25 through Sept. 17.”

“We are closely monitoring information about the Delta variant and tracking data from Coosa Valley Medical Center,” said Superintendent Dr. Michele Eller. “This decision has not been made lightly. I made a commitment to our parents and students to keep our school buildings open and safe.”

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