New Data Shows 10% of All Northside High School Students Have Tested Positive for COVID-19 in Northport, Alabama
The Tuscaloosa County School System released its first COVID-19 data of the 2021-2022 school year, and numbers show 10% of the student body of Northside High tested positive for the virus within two weeks.
49 of Northside's 488 students tested positive for the virus between August 24 and August 31.
"The system-wide percentage of student positives for the 8/24 to 8/31 time period is 2.2 percent," TCSS said in an update shared Thursday.
The school system shared a school-by-school breakdown of cases but did not reveal the same for its faculty and staff.
"The chart does not currently include percentage of faculty/staff who are positive for COVID-19. However, TCSS has approximately 2,300 faculty/staff members. The 48 positive cases noted in the chart equate to 2.1 percent of TCSS faculty/staff," TCSS said.
The school system, which currently does not have a mask mandate in place, will now begin reporting its COVID case counts weekly to the Alabama Department of Public Health.