Alamance-Burlington Schools Plans for In-Person Learning
ABSS Campus Health and Safety Update effective May 12, 2021
Based on updated health and safety guidance from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, and in consultation with our partners at the Alamance County Health Department, face-covering requirements will be slightly revised at all schools beginning May 12.
- Students outside at recess and maintaining 6 feet of physical distance from others are no longer required to wear a face-covering as long as they maintain the 6 ft physical distance requirement.
- Students participating in an outdoor PE class where everyone is at least 6 feet apart at all times are no longer required to wear face coverings while they are actively participating.
- Students who are outdoors and cannot maintain a 6 ft physical distance from others are still required to wear a face-covering per state requirements.
- Students may choose to continue wearing face coverings at all times both indoors and outdoors if it makes them feel more comfortable.
Students and all adults on campus are still required to wear face-covering indoors and on buses. In addition, face coverings are also required outdoors on campus if students and staff cannot maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others per state requirements.
In addition, beginning on Wednesday, May 12, ABSS will continue to follow the health screening protocol when students and staff arrive on campus each day which involves asking the screening questions or if there have been changes for any individuals. But, schools and district offices will no longer issue colored wristbands as part of the health screening process when students and staff arrive on campus. ABSS will continue to observe all requirements outlined for K-12 public schools operating in Plan A & Plan B as outlined in the NCDHHS StrongSchoolsNC Public Health Toolkit for K-12 Schools.
All school districts received initial guidance and requirements about school reopening from the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) and from the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI).