Second THS student tests positive for COVID-19

ALABASTER – A second Thompson High School student has a confirmed case of COVID-19, according to a statement from Alabaster City Schools Superintendent Dr. Wayne Vickers.

On Monday, March 30, ACS learned that another THS student has contracted the virus. The ACS community was notified on the same day that employees and students at THS may have been exposed to the virus.

“Given that development, we strongly encourage you to monitor yourselves and your family for symptoms of COVID-19,” the statement reads.

The release went on to encourage THS employees and students to monitor themselves and family for fever, coughing and shortness of breath. If these symptoms develop, residents should contact their healthcare provider for guidance.

Currently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevent advises that those who develop emergency warning signs of COVID-19 should get medical attention immediately.

Emergency warning signs include:

-Trouble breathing
-Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
-New confusion or inability to arouse
-Bluish lips or face.

That list is not all inclusive. Residents should consult a medical provider regarding any other symptoms that are severe or concerning.

Others in the ACS community who have tested positive for COVID-19 are asked to notify the district by completing the survey at Acsboe.org/covid-19.