Keeping COVID-19 out of our private schools

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ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) —While many public schools received funds from the CARES act for Personal Protective Equipment, some private schools did as well.

This was the case for the Wiregrass Christian Academy in Enterprise.

“As a private school, we are entitled to our fair share of the CARES act money that is allocated to public school,” administrator Sandra Turner.

Turner says the money will allow them to follow CDC guidelines and keep the kids safe. Since their school is smaller, Turner said it’s easier to monitor them.

This only allow 12 students in a classroom at a time.

The school has received masks, hand sanitizer, and face shields because of the CARES Act.

That’s important because all faculty and staff are required to wear masks even the kids.

“We felt very comfortable opening Aug. 5 on time,” Turner said. “We did make sure we had all those things in place before we opened so we did have the air purification systems in each classroom. We had hand sanitizing stations in each classroom.”

No positive COVID cases have been reported since school started on August 5.

School officials said taking the kids’ temperatures, extending their “Stay at home” fever rule to 48 hours have all slowed the spread of the virus.

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