From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — A Birmingham elementary school is shifting to online learning because of surging coronavirus infections.
500-student Tuggle Elementary School will move to remote learning for the rest of the week after reporting five COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks. Mark Sullivan, superintendent of the 22,000-student Birmingham district, said the district will clean the building and faculty and staff will work remotely until Monday. The district’s nursing staff are still tracing contacts.
Alexander City schools will also go online beginning Monday and stay that way until after Thanksgiving holidays, Superintendent Keith Lankford announced Wednesday. He says the 3,000-student system northeast of Montgomery has 17 students and 15 teachers who have tested positive in recent days. After contact tracing, another 241 students and 18 faculty members are in quarantine.
Alexander City Middle School went to virtual learning beginning Thursday.