Only 4 COVID cases reported between both school systems

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Both the Jasper City and Walker County school systems are continuing to see low COVID-positive cases.

Dr. Dennis Willingham, superintendent of the Walker County Board of Education, reports that only one student was positive for COVID-19 from March 9-16. No staff members tested positive. 

In addition, 37 students and one staff member were in quarantine during that time period.

Jasper City Schools Superintendent Dr. Ann Jackson said three students were positive for COVID-19 at the end of last week, and no staff members had tested positive.

Forty people in the school system were in quarantine last week due to close contact exposure.

Both school systems will observe Spring Break next week. When students in city schools return, they will be attending school five days a week for the first time since the school year started.

Students in the Walker County Schools' system will continue attending school four days a week, with Wednesday being reserved as a deep cleaning day.   

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