DOTHAN, Ala. (WDHN) – Dothan City Schools has announced they will be moving all in-class instruction to be remote, beginning on Wednesday.

Today, the Dothan City Schools received information from our schools’ on their staffing and substitute shortages; based on an increased number of confirmed cases and exposure of COVID-19 and the spread of the Omicron variant, the safest path forward is to temporarily close our buildings and switch our students to remote learning. Beginning Wednesday, January 12, we will move forward with fully remote teaching and learning across all grade levels. The closure remains in place for at least 3 days with plans for classes to resume on Tuesday, January 18 (Monday is Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday).

Megan Dorsey, Public Relations/Public Informations Officer

Remote learning packets will be sent home Tuesday with students, and packets will be made available outside of DCS school buildings for pick up beginning Wednesday morning. 

DCS stated that they will continue to re-evaluate staffing and COVID cases/exposure as Martin Luther King Jr. Day approaches.

Meal service will not be offered during the closures.

All athletic events will continue as scheduled.

Full DCS posting below:

For more information regarding DCS’s health and safety protocols for COVID-19 click here.