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*New​* COVID HOTLINE: 615-904-3892

 

Symptoms of COVID-19:

  • Fever 
  • Chills 
  • Rigors 
  • Body aches (myalgia) 
  • Headache 
  • Sore throat 
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 
  • Fatigue 
  • Congestion
  • Runny nose 
  • Cough 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • New loss of taste 
  • New loss of smell 

 

Based on guidance from the Tennessee Department of Health, those individuals displaying fever, loss of taste and/or smell or two or more potential COVID-19 symptoms will be sent home and may only return when they meet specific criteria. Our school district follows these strict guidelines to protect the safety of our students, families, and staff.  

 

Your child may return to school when one of the 4 following statements is true: 

  1. A health care provider has confirmed in writing that the illness was NOT COVID-19-related because of an alternative diagnosis. **Other viral illnesses, upper respiratory infections, pneumonia, seasonal allergies, and allergic rhinitis do not exclude COVID-19 and are not adequate to authorize return. Documentation is required.  
  2. The individual had a positive test and isolated for ten days plus twenty-four hours after fever has resolved without fever-reducing medications and symptoms have been improving for twenty-four hours, including ALL respiratory symptoms.   
  3. The individual chooses NOT to be tested but chooses to isolate for ten days plus twenty-four hours after fever has resolved without fever-reducing medications and symptoms have been improving for twenty-four hours, including ALL respiratory symptoms.  
  4. The individual tests negative while actively having symptoms, never tested positive at any time during the illness, and fever has resolved without fever-reducing medications and symptoms have been improving for twenty-four hours. All respiratory symptoms MUST be improved.  Documentation is required.