County schools can't participate in area parades

COVID-19 protocols sideline schools from participating in area’s Christmas parades

With cases of COVID-19 recently surging, the Escambia County (Ala.) Board of Education decided last Thursday at its monthly meeting to support the policy of suspending non-school sponsored events based on the current threat level and risk and not allow school bands, cheerleaders, majorettes and school personnel to participate in parades this holiday season.

“When we worked on our plan for coming back to school during the COVID pandemic, the area that addresses parades and all school sponsored special activities would be suspended until such time we could reconsider, based on current threat lev...