COVID-19 Protocols 2021-2022

  • Facial Coverings

    • Facial coverings will be optional for all students and staff, including transportation.
    • Facial coverings must conform to Wilson County Schools Dress Code guidelines.

    Health Screenings

    • Symptom checks will be conducted once per week using standard questions recommended by the Tennessee Department of Health.
    • Temperature checks will be performed at the building entry daily when Wilson County’s 7-day new case rate exceeds 25 new cases per 100,000 residents.

    Close Contact Quarantines, Isolations, and Notification

    • If a child is determined to be a close contact, the parent/guardian will receive written notification.
    • The student will be required to quarantine pursuant with current guidelines.
    • Any confirmed contacts will be reported to the Tennessee Department of Health.
    • Fully-vaccinated individuals (14 days since final vaccination AND asymptomatic) will not need to quarantine if deemed as a close contact. Vaccination records are kept on file by the state, so there’s no need to send your child’s vaccination card to the school if they have received one. School nurses will be able to retrieve that information. 
    • Individuals who have recovered from a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 90 days, as documented by a positive diagnostic PCR or antigen test, are not subject to quarantine.
    • For more detailed information, visit the Parent COVID-19 Protocols below.

    Routine Cleaning

    • Schools will continue to disinfect high touch surfaces and objects (for example, playground equipment, door handles, sink handles, toilets, drinking fountains) within the building and on school buses between use as much as possible, and will disinfect high touch surfaces and objects at least daily.

    Social Distancing

    • When possible, students will be physically distanced by at least 3 feet within the classroom as recommended by CDC Guidelines.

     

    The above procedures and protocols are subject to change based on guidance issued by local, state, or federal governments or governmental agencies.

COVID-19 Parent Protocols 2021-2022

  • COVID19 Parent Protocols

    SUBJECT TO CHANGE
    REVISED 7/15/2021

     

    Does your child have any of these symptoms? - Stay Home if Sick

    • Fever
    • Cough
    • Congestion
    • Diarrhea
    • Fatigue
    • Headache
    • Shortness of breath
    • Loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Body aches
    • Nausea
    • Vomiting
    • Runny Nose
    • Difficulty breathing

    Has someone in the child's home tested positive for COVID-19?

    1. Notify School - Provide documentation to the school from medical provider.  Each school will provide work for quarantined students.
    2. Isolate 10 Days - Child follows medical orders to isolate the minimum 10-day period from onset of symptoms or positive test date.
    3. *Quarantine 10 Days - Child then quarantines for an additonal period of 10 days following the isolation period/*or receives a negative test result on Day 6 or after and no symptoms.
    4. Watch for Symptoms - If symptoms develop, parent should seek medical attention for the child and/or consider testing.

    *Individuals who have recovered from a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 90 days, as documented by a positive diagnostic PCR or antigen test, are not subject to quarantine.  Individuals with at least 14 days after final vaccination dose & asymptomatic may also show proof for the quarantine exemption.

    View the GUIDELINES FOR RELEASING CASES & CONTACTS FROM ISOLATIONS AND QUARANTINES in the next section below.

    Has your child tested positive for COVID-19?

    COVID Positive Students WITH Symptoms:

    1. Follow medical orders & notify the school.
    2. Conduct home isolation for a minimum of 10 calendar days from start of symptoms AND have at least 3 days/72 hours of recovery without a fever and improved symptoms.
    3. Return to school following isolation if asymptomatic or seek further medical attention.

    COVID-19 Positive Students WITHOUT Symptoms (Asymptomatic):

    1. Follow medical orders & notify the school.
    2. Conduct home isolation for 10 calendar days from child's positive test date and monitor any symptoms.
    3. Should symptoms start to develop, seek medical attention.
    4. Return to school following isolation if no symptoms are present.

    View the GUIDELINES FOR RELEASING CASES & CONTACTS FROM ISOLATIONS AND QUARANTINES in the next section below.

    Has someone at school tested positive for COVID-19?

    1. Any confirmed close contacts will be notified and reported to the TN Department of Health.  *Contacts will quarantine 10 days from last exposure & monitor symptoms/or receive a negative test result on Day 6 or after and no symptoms. 
    2. Parents of all students continue to monitor symptoms and seek medical attention, as needed.
    3. Schools continue to monitor students & staff.  Parents keep students who are ill at home.

    *Individuals who have recovered from a confirmed case of COVID-19 within the last 90 days, as documented by a positive diagnostic PCR or antigen test, are not subject to quarantine.  Individuals with at least 14 days after final vaccination dose & asymptomatic may also show proof for the quarantine exemption.

    View the GUIDELINES FOR RELEASING CASES & CONTACTS FROM ISOLATIONS AND QUARANTINES in the next section below.

    Close Contact = A person within 6 feet for at least 15 minutes of someone with COVID-19.

GUIDELINES FOR RELEASING CASES & CONTACTS FROM ISOLATIONS AND QUARANTINES

  • CASES

    Must be isolated for a minimum of 10 days after onset and can be released after they are without fever for 72 hours (without fever-reducing medication) and show improvement in symptoms. Some severely ill patients will need to be
    isolated for longer.

    Asymptomatic cases must be isolated through 10 days after their specimen collection date and may be released from isolation on day 11.

    The isolation period for a case is calculated using calendar dates.

    Day Zero: Date of symptom onset or specimen collection date if symptom onset is unclear or asymptomatic

    Days 1-10: Isolation period

    Day 11: Release date provided the individual is without fever for 72 hours and symptoms improve

    Cases Release Day

    Below is an example using a calendar:

    Cases Example Isolation Calendar

    NON-HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS

    Non-household contacts must be quarantined for 10 days after exposure to a case, regardless of whether the case was symptomatic and can be released as long as they remain asymptomatic. Non-household contacts may be released earlier if they remain asymptomatic and if they test negative on or after day 6.

    Exposure means contact with a case during the time period beginning 48 hours prior to the case’s symptom onset (or specimen collection date if case is asymptomatic) through the end of the case’s isolation period.

    The quarantine period for a non-household contacts is calculated using calendar dates.

    Day Zero: The last date of exposure to the case

    Days 1-10: Quarantine period unless a negative test is collected on or after day 6

    Day 11: Release date provided the individual remains asymptomatic

    Non-Household Release Day

    Below is an example using a calendar:

    Non-Household Example Quarantine Calendar

    Close contacts may be released as early as day 7 if they continue to be asymptomatic and have a negative test collected on or after day 6.

    Asymptomatic non-household contacts are exempt from quarantine if they have recovered from a confirmed case of COVID-19 within 90 days of the exposure or received the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine 14 or more days prior to the exposure.

    HOUSEHOLD CONTACTS

    Household contacts live under the same roof as a case. When a case or household contact relocates to a different address, the household contact becomes a non-household contact. Household contacts must be quarantined for 20 days regardless of whether the case was symptomatic and can be released as long as they remain asymptomatic. Day zero for household contacts is the same date as the case’s day zero. Household contacts may be released earlier if they remain asymptomatic and if they test negative on or after day 16.

    The quarantine period for household contacts is calculated using calendar dates.

    Day Zero: The case’s date of symptom onset or specimen collection date if symptom onset is unclear or asymptomatic

    Days 1-20: Quarantine period unless a negative test is collected on or after day 16

    Day 21: Release date provided the individual remains asymptomatic

    Household Release Day

    Below is an example using a calendar:

    Household Example Quarantine Calendar

    Household contacts may be released as early as day 17 if they continue to be asymptomatic and have a negative test collected on or after day 16.

    Asymptomatic household contacts are exempt from quarantine if they have recovered from a confirmed case of COVID-19 within 90 days of the exposure or received the final dose of a COVID-19 vaccine 14 or more days prior to the exposure.

    Updated:  3/16/2021