Northside Methodist moves grades 7-12 students online to prevent COVID-19 outbreaks


DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — Dothan’s Northside Methodist Academy has moved part of its student population to remote learning to stem the spread of COVID-19, according to Pastor Bill Reif.

Reif said a few students have already tested positive, and with the school’s close contact tracing, one case could end up causing a sizable number of students to go into quarantine. Because of this, the students from grades 7 to 12 will be learning online to give them some degree of separation.

However, Northside’s campus is still open, and students are still taking tests in person and meeting with teachers when needed. Extracurricular activities, sports, and the school’s elementary school are still proceeding as normal.

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