COVID-19 Information for 2021 - 2022 School Year
Updated information for Spring 2022
Do Not Come to School If You Are Sick
The WCS Illness Guidelines have been updated according to the information from the CDC and TDH and the collaboration of the COVID team. A few main points to draw your attention to are as follows:
- All COVID-19 positive (symptomatic and asymptomatic) individuals need to stay home and isolate from others for a minimum of 5 Days from symptom onset (Day 0) or test date.
- After 5 days from symptom onset, an individual can return if their symptoms are improving and have been fever-free (without the use of fever-reducing medication) for at least 24 hours. The Tennessee Department of Health advises that these individuals should wear a mask for at least 10 days to minimize the spread of infection.
- Those returning with unresolved symptoms may be sent home until their symptoms are improving or provide written documentation from a provider that they are no longer infectious.
- A negative COVID-19 home test result also requires provider written documentation to determine that the symptoms are not related to other communicable diseases in order for the individual to return to school.
- All exposure guidance will need to come from a health care provider or the local health department to determine if quarantine and/or testing is necessary.
If your child is going to be absent due to any reason, please be sure to communicate with your student's school office and provide written documentation when it is required to return.
Frequently Asked Questions - Spring 2022
When can schools or the district transition to remote learning?
Why won’t the district transition to remote learning on inclement weather days?
What does the new State law that passed in November mandate regarding quarantine?
What procedures are in place to help mitigate the pandemic in WCS?
Are masks required in WCS?
Information Regarding Masking
The Williamson County Board of Education voted Monday night, November 15, to remove the existing mask mandate in place in Williamson County Schools.
Beginning Tuesday, November 16, masks are no longer required for students, staff, volunteers and visitors.
Students, employees, volunteers and visitors who want to continue to wear a mask are welcome to do so.
We remain committed to supporting and accommodating any student with a disability making him/her more vulnerable to COVID, and will address those through an interactive process with parents. If your child needs an additional accommodation, please contact your school principal.