BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Birmingham City Schools more than quadrupled during the second week of classes.
According to the school system’s COVID-19 dashboard, 141 students and staff tested positive for the virus last week.
The number of quarantined individuals also increased to 258, up more than nine times from the previous week.
Positive cases of COVID-19 were reported in 34 of the system’s 43 schools.
South Hampton K-8 had the largest number of positive cases in the district over the last seven days, with 11 students and four staff members reportedly testing positive for the virus.
The list outlining the number of positive cases and quarantines at each school is below.
|School Name||# Positive Cases (Students Past 7 Days)||# Positive Cases (Staff Past 7 Days)||# Quarantined (Past 7 days)|
|A. H. Parker High School|
|Bertram A. Hudson K-8||8|
|Booker T. Washington K-8||3||11|
|Bush Hills STEAM Academy||1|
|Central Park Elementary||2||2|
|Charles A. Brown Elementary||2||2|
|Dupuy Alternative School|
|EPIC Alternative Elementary||1||3|
|George W. Carver High School||7||14|
|Glen Iris Elementary||2||2||4|
|Green Acres Middle School||1||11|
|Hayes K-8 School||4||7|
|Henry J. Oliver Elementary||4||2||22|
|Huffman High School||8||4|
|John Herbet Phillips Academy||7||2||10|
|Jones Valley Middle School||3||4|
|L. M. Smith Middle||7||19|
|Malachi Wilkerson Middle||3|
|Martha Gaskins Elementary||1||7|
|Ossie Ware Mitchell Middle||3||15|
|Oxmoor Valley Elementary||12|
|P.D. Jackson-Olin High School||3||9|
|Princeton Alternative Elementary||1||5|
|Ramsay High School||3||9|
|South Hampton K-8||11||4||8|
|Sun Valley Elementary||1|
|W. E. Putnam Middle School||3||5|
|Wenonah High School||6||2||5|
|West End Academy||6||2|
|William J. Christian K-8||7||5|
|Woodlawn High School||3||7|
Birmingham City Schools require masks for all faculty, staff, and visitors, a requirement they announced in late July. The first day of school for the system was Monday, Aug. 2.