DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) — As 2022 begins, so too does a new school semester for Wiregrass schools. On Monday, Dothan City Schools issued a release stating its updated COVID-19 policies.

DCS issued new guidance on masks for being indoors, as well as on school buses.

Dothan City Schools will strongly encourage masks to be worn indoors by all not fully vaccinated individuals. Dothan City Schools will require masks while on school buses per Federal Department of Transportation regulations.

Meagan Dorsey, DCS Public Infromation Officer

DCS also issued new protocols for those that test positive for COVID.

DCS will follow new isolation and quarantine guidelines established by CDC, which currently states people with COVID-19 should isolate for five days, and if they are asymptomatic or their symptoms are resolving (without fever for 24 hours), that isolation will then be followed with five days of wearing a mask when around others to minimize the risk of infecting people they encounter.

Meagan Dorsey, DCS Public Infromation Officer

Stay with WDHN for updates on all of the Wiregrass school systems as they begin the spring 2022 semester.