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CDC updates coronavirus close contact guidelines; 2 North Alabama school districts stay the same

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CDC updates coronavirus close contact guidelines; 2 North Alabama school districts stay the same

CDC updates coronavirus close contact guidelines; 2 North Alabama school districts stay the same

CDC updates coronavirus close contact guidelines; 2 North Alabama school districts stay the same

New information from the c-d-c after the agency updated "close contact" guidelines.

- 2 north alabama school districts told us it doesn't change their plans.

Now - close contact with a potential covid-19 case includes brief encounters that add up to 15 minutes.

That's instead of 15 consecutive minutes of exposure.

Waay 31's grace campbell learned why some school districts aren't making changes.

Lead nurses from the morgan and madison county school districts said the safety protocols they have in place still meet the updated c-d-c guidelines.

And families i talked with said they're still comfortable sending their kids to class.

Alicia hinshaw: "it's just now a way of their life to put on their mask.

I don't even have to tell my six-year-old daughter to put her mask on anymore, she already knows."

Alisha hinshaws daughter is in first grade at mt.

Carmel elementary in madison county.

Hinshaw says covid-19 precautions are normal for her family now - and said the updated close contact guidelines won't change their routine.

Rebecca pennington's grandson is a sophomore at new century technical high school in huntsville.

She said her grandson is worried about exposing her to the virus - so she makes sure they both follow the basics of covid- 19 prevention.

Rebecca pennington: "even as a 16-year-old and going through what he is, he doesn't need extra at this time in his life and so i'm positive about it and i say 'it's going to be fine, go to school, use your hand sanitizer, wear your mask.'" she says she is a little concerned with huntsville city schools going back to class 5 days a week - but told me there's always going to be something to worry about rebecca "it's life, you cannot lock yourself away, we've done that.

We've got to get out and live in this world and if i get it, i hope i take well enough care of myself that i will get through it."

In huntsville, grace campbell, waay 31 news.

The alabama department of public health updated its school guidelines last week.

They haven't made any changes since the c-d-c announced its updates about what counts




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