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Alabama high schoolers test positive for COVID-19 after Rose Bowl Parade


Members of an Alabama high school marching band tested positive for COVID-19 after this year’s Tournament of Roses Parade. The young musicians from Homewood High School in suburban Birmingham led off the annual event with "Yankee Doodle Dandy." They tested positive for COVID-19 since returning home from California. The Associated Press obtained an email sent to band parents. It says people on the trip have tested positive since then. It didn't say how many students were affected. But the entire school switched to virtual classes this week because of an outbreak. The system wouldn't say how many band members were affected. It says it doesn't release COVID-19 case numbers by class or organization.

Pat Duggins is news director for Alabama Public Radio.
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