Back to School in a Pandemic

As part of the complete transparency policy regarding Covid-19 instituted by Superintendent Eddie Tyler, Baldwin County Principals are required to report their daily numbers of Covid positive students.  These students MAY NEVER HAVE ENTERED THE BUILDING but reported a negative test result.  In the first week of school, Fairhope High School reported markedly lower numbers than Baldwin County High, Spanish Fort, and Daphne.

Positive Covid-19 cases per school from 8/12-14**

At Fairhope High School, some students have reported to school and shown symptoms of the virus.  On Monday, August 17th the thermal scanners picked up several students with temperatures, but none of the students registered a fever with the nurses.  Principal Jon Cardwell reported, “We had zero new cases of Covid-19 today.”

Administrators have asked students to PLEASE STAY HOME if they are displaying any Covid symptoms which may include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Fairhope High School teachers are all using Google Classroom and recording their lessons so any student that is absent can stay on track.