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Schools in 2 Alabama systems move online because of COVID-19


ALEXANDER CITY, Ala. (AP) — A central Alabama school system and a Birmingham elementary school are shifting to online learning because of surging coronavirus infections. 

Alexander City schools will go online beginning Monday and stay that way until after Thanksgiving holidays. Superintendent Keith Lankford says the 3,000-student system northeast of Montgomery has 17 students and 15 teachers who have tested positive in recent days. Another 241 students and 18 faculty members are in quarantine.

In Birmingham, 500-student Tuggle Elementary School will move to remote learning for the rest of the week after reporting five COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks. Superintendent Mark Sullivan says the Birmingham district will clean the building and faculty and staff will work remotely until Monday.

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