Ozark City Schools see low COVID cases as the school year progresses

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OZARK, Ala. (WDHN) — Over the past few weeks, COVID cases around the Wiregrass have gone down, and Ozark City Schools is no different.

According to Ozark City Schools Superintendent, Reeivice Girtman, they are seeing lower numbers this week than in recent weeks.

At the beginning of the school year, Ozark schools were required to wear masks, social distance, and sanitize. And with the COVID case numbers dropping, those guidelines could be lifted.

“It is certainly a possibility, and it’s one that we hope for,” Girtman said. “I know that a lot of districts are doing different things right now, in regards to the mask and looking at positivity rates. Our numbers are as low as they have been in recent days, and that’s a great thing for us.”

Girtman says they will continue to monitor the COVID numbers and positivity rates before they make any decision on whether to lift the mask mandate or not.

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