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BEHIND THE VOTE – ABSS school board votes 6-1 to lift mask mandate immediately

Alamance-Burlington school board members 6-1 Tuesday afternoon to make masks optional in all ABSS facilties, effective immediately. “The Alamance County health director has confirmed that he does now, indeed,...

Health director pressed on appropriateness of Covid-19 response, necessity for masks in schools

The specter of COVID-19 continued to cast a shadow over the county’s elected leaders this week as they broke bread with the local school board and the county’s state...

Omicron pushes county’s test positivity rate to 32.6%

As the coronavirus pandemic approaches its second anniversary, the specter of COVID-19 has lost much of its death-like grip over the popular imagination. After nearly two years of quarantines, contact...

Top Burlington officials hear Cone’s concerns about surge in new Covid cases

A conference call with representatives of the region’s largest hospital chain has apparently left Burlington’s municipal leaders feeling a bit queasy about the latest wave of coronavirus infections. This multiparty...

Dozens of residents, non-profits line up with requests to commissioners for how to spend...

The members of Alamance County’s governing board were unusually tight-lipped on Wednesday as dozens of nonprofit representatives and others shared their suggestions for the county’s multimillion-dollar cache of federal...

School board votes 5-1 to shorten Covid-19 quarantines by 4 days

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 5-1 this week to shorten the quarantine for students who are exposed to Covid-19 by four days, from 14 days to 10 days. School board...

School board OKs $1.7M federal grant to expand Covid-19 testing

Alamance-Burlington school board members voted 5-2 during their latest meeting to seek a $1.7 million federally-funded grant that would be used to offer Covid-19 testing for ABSS students and...

Another (fourth) COVID-19 cluster confirmed in an ABSS school

School officials announced Friday afternoon that the county’s health department has identified another school – the school system’s fourth this month – has a cluster of COVID-19 cases. Garrett Elementary...

Some school board members concerned that quarantined students have received no instruction since school...

Several Alamance-Burlington school board members seemed flabbergasted last week to learn that the school system’s administration hasn’t put a plan in place to ensure that students who are required...

School board debates: should ABSS require Covid vaccinations, testing?

Alamance-Burlington school board members hesitated this week to apply for a federally-funded grant that would be used to hire 35 Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and six Registered Nurses to...

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