Coronavirus (COVID-19) and Student Safety
As you know, the nature and scope of the Coronavirus is changing almost hourly. As it does, we at Bradley County Schools and Cleveland City Schools have the health and safety of children as our top priority, and we work daily with the top health professionals in the field to make sure we are following recommended procedures regarding the coronavirus in our schools. The districts work with the local Emergency Management Agency, Bradley County Health Department, the Tennessee Department of Health, and the CDC to remain alert to the latest information to keep our children and staff healthy.
Each district’s Leadership Team collaborates daily to monitor the latest coronavirus updates and plan for future scenarios and responses from the school district. This site will provide you with an update on precautionary steps we are taking in our school systems in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19.)
Our top priority is the safety and well-being of our staff and students. Many families have expressed concern about student absences, and we will support students in the area of leniency regarding absenteeism from classes and extracurricular activities for illness and will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
Normal work attendance policies remain in effect. Employees who are sick are encouraged to stay home until they are fever-free for 24 hours without fever-reducing medication.
Regarding Recent Travel
Employees should inform their supervisor if anyone in their household has traveled to areas outside of the United States with travel advisories or travel health notices for COVID-19 within the previous 30 days.
Continued Learning Plan
Our school district is working on contingency plans for continued learning should the need arise. We are currently developing alternative instructional deliveries should the districts be closed for an extended period of time. If the need arises, we will update as individual school districts.
Health Experts Suggestions
Health officials recommend everyday preventative actions to help halt the spread of respiratory diseases. The school district is reinforcing these measures at school, and we know you are helping us with this at home.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home when you or your child are sick. A fever must be absent for 24-hours with no fever-reducing medication before returning to school.
- Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash. If you don’t have a tissue, use your elbow and not your hands to cover the sneeze or cough.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
The district will continue to monitor the situation and adhere to the direction of our professional health partners.