MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA, Ala. — Due to concerns over COVID-19, Riverton Intermediate School in Madison County is transitioning to 100% remote learning.
Superintendent Mr. Allen Perkins announced the decision after assessing a number of variables within the school. 100% remote learning starts on December 14 and continues through December 21, when winter break begins.
Teachers will also be available throughout the day (8:30-3:30) to help students with their work via email and Google Meet. Google Meetings will also be scheduled for students to receive direct instruction and live help.
Student meals will be served each day from 10:15 AM - 11:30 AM.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a plethora of information on how to protect yourself and other from the coronavirus.
The virus can easily spread from person to person, so the CDC recommends you stay at least 6-feet apart from people not in your household. The virus is spread through respiratory droplets that are produced when an infected person coughs, sneezes, breaths or talks, according to the CDC. Because of this, the CDC recommends you wear a cloth facemask when around others and in public.
Additionally, the CDC recommends that you frequently wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
Symptoms to look out for include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, a sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting and diarrhea, according to the CDC.
Click here to find more COVID-19 information from the CDC.
If you suspect you have the coronavirus, you should seek out testing and self-quarantine.
Click here to find more COVID-19 information from the Alabama Department of Public Health.