BIRMINGHAM, AL — Alabama saw some milestones reached this past week in the COVID-19 pandemic, including setting records for deaths in a single day and new cases in a day. This spread of the virus has caused many school systems in the state to go to an online learning format to start the year.
In other local school news, a local former high school basketball star in the state, Stanley Robinson, died at the age of 32.
Here are those stories and more from the past week on Patch:
Amid growing numbers of COVID-19 cases in Jefferson County, Birmingham City Schools Superintendent Dr. Mark Sullivan announced Wednesday that students will begin the 2020-21 school year at home.
High school sports, according to the Alabama High School Athletic Association, will kick off as scheduled this fall.
The Alabama Department of Public Health confirmed 38 COVID-19 deaths Friday, the third straight day the ADPH has reported more than 30 deaths in a day from the virus.
Former Huffman High School basketball star Stanley Robinson died Wednesday morning at the age of 32. Robinson played college basketball at the University of Connecticut and then in the NBA with the Orlando Magic.
The Southwestern Athletic Conference voted to postpone fall sports in 2020, which includes the annual Magic City Classic in Birmingham between Alabama A&M and Alabama State.