Vestavia Hills High School parents and students were notified yesterday that one of the school’s students has tested positive for COVID-19.
The student was exposed to the virus last week, after the closure of schools, according to the Jefferson County Department of Health.
“Vestavia Hills City Schools will remain closed next week,” Freeman said, in a letter to the VHHS community, adding that additional rounds of cleaning will take place throughout the spring.
Freeman also urged the community to continue to practice social distancing by remaining home unless it is absolutely necessary to leave and maintaining a six-foot distance from others when in public.
“Practice good hand washing and respiratory etiquette for coughs and sneezes,” he said. “Should a family member develop symptoms, isolate this person from other members of your family and pets.”
State and county public health officials have noted that individuals should continue to monitor themselves for COVID-19 symptoms, including fever, cough, body aches and shortness of breath.
Those who develop symptoms should contact their physician or the Jefferson County Department of Public Health for instructions and care. The Alabama Department of Public Health Coronavirus Hotline is also available at 888-264-2256.