COVID Policy Update

COVID Health Department Policy Update

***Please see the information below regarding attendance procedures and COVID-19 isolation/quarantine***

Per TCA 14-4-101(b) - COVID-19. A local health entity or official, mayor, governmental entity, or school does not have the authority to quarantine a person or private business for purposes of COVID-19.

Attendance procedures are back to normal. Medical excused absences (this includes COVID Isolation/Quarantine) require a physician note. Dates and times must be specified on the Dr. note in order to be excused as medical. Home test kits are not accepted as documentation. Students must be fever free for 24 hours, without the use of fever reducing medications, before returning to school.

Hawkins County Schools continue to social distance to the extent possible. PPE (masks, gloves, face shields) are available through the school as needed. Wearing a mask is a personal decision. The parent/guardian will be responsible for making decisions regarding treatment.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your school nurse.