Covid-19 reports in Baldwin County Schools reach all time high after holiday

Fairhope High School reports most with 40 potential cases

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On Monday Baldwin County Schools reported that 248 individuals in the school system, students and staff, had tested positive for COVID-19, reported symptoms or were exposed to the disease.

It is the highest daily count the system has experienced since school began in August. The district reports these numbers to parents every evening. Officials said those individuals who reported were not in attendance on Monday.

Monday’s numbers touched schools in every part of the county from Bay Minette to Orange Beach. The five schools located in Fairhope posted the largest numbers with a total of 99 individuals in that city’s schools.

Before the holiday break, Superintendent Eddie Tyler reminded parents in an email to use sanitizer and wear masks during holiday celebrations but also urged families to gather, lamenting that cities and states in other parts of the nation were shuttering holiday celebrations to slow the spread of the disease.

Tyler wrote, “I am saddened by those states and communities who will not be allowing family interaction and quite frankly, I wonder how such is possible. I will be with my family for Thanksgiving and I hope you will be celebrating all you have to be grateful for with your family, too. Let's do this while remembering to do so responsibly so that we can get to Christmas without a single school closure.”

The system has plans in place to close schools as necessary as outbreaks occur, by feeder pattern, school and even grade level.

COVID reports 11/30:

Baldwin County High School 17

Bay Minette Elementary School 5

Belforest Elementary School 1

Central Baldwin Middle School 1

Daphne High School 9

Daphne Middle School 11

Elberta Elementary School 8

Elberta High School 4

Elberta Middle School 1

Elsanor Elementary School 2

Fairhope East Elementary School 21

Fairhope High School 40

Fairhope Middle School 14

Fairhope West Elementary School 13

Foley High School 11

Foley Middle School 2

Loxley Elementary School 3

Magnolia School 7

Orange Beach Elementary School 8

Orange Beach Middle/ High School 6

Robertsdale Elementary School 2

Robertsdale High School 2

Rockwell Elementary School 6

Rosinton Elementary School 3

Spanish Fort Elementary School 7

Spanish Fort High School 7

Spanish Fort Middle School 3

Stapleton School 2

Summerdale School 2

W.J. Carroll Intermediate School 1

Bay Minette Middle School 7

Florence B. Mathis Elementary School 5

Foley Elementary School 3

Daphne East Elementary School 2

Belforest Elementary School 1