From The Tribune staff reports
BIRMINGHAM — Birmingham City School officials announced what COVID-19 guidelines will be put in place for the 2021-22 school year.
“We are still in a pandemic, so we will strictly follow science-based health and safety protocols in all BCS schools and facilities in order to mitigate the spread of COVID-19,” said Superintendent Mark Sullivan. “Currently, the CDC guidelines recommend that all unvaccinated individuals wear masks.”
Anyone that has not been vaccinated will be required to wear a mask, Sullivan added. Students and staff will be asked to social distance and visitors will only be allowed on a pre-approved basis. Facilities will be disinfected daily.
The first day of school will be Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. The school system will have in-person instruction, five days a week and will offer all extracurricular activities.
Sullivan encourages eligible students and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
The guidelines could change throughout the school year based on recommendations by health officials.