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The Shelby County Health Department is committed to providing our community with the most accurate information about Coronavirus Disease 2019, known as COVID-19.

For answers to specific questions, call the Shelby County Health Department COVID-19 Call Center at 901-222-MASK (6275). 

Contact Tracing

Prompt and coordinated actions, including case investigation and contact tracing, may inform decision-making about strengthening, focusing, and relaxing mitigation strategies. Understand both your role and the Shelby County Health Department’s role in contract tracing in schools.

Communications (Downloadable Resources)

This page is intended to provide you with a list of downloadable and usable resources available for schools in response to COVID-19.

FAQs

Answers to the most FAQs from the Shelby County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Health.

Tennessee's Department of Health’s Guidance for K-12 Schools

Click here to view the Tennessee's Department of Health’s guidance for K-12 schools regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.

Masks in Schools

Guidance to help school administrators decide how to best implement the wearing of masks ― in their school settings and facilities, including but not limited to buses and other shared transportation.

Positive Case at School Flowchart

What to do if a student becomes sick at school or reports a new COVID-19 diagnosis.

Screening Students for Symptoms

Guidance to K-12 schools on COVID-19 symptom screening as part of a school reopening process.

Strategies for Protecting K-12 School Staff from COVID-19

The information on this page provides an expanded focus on the health and safety of K-12 school staff.

Operating schools during COVID-19: CDC's Considerations

These updated Considerations for Schools are intended to aid school administrators as they consider how to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, staff, their families, and communities.

CDC Readiness and Planning Tool to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 in K-12 Schools

CDC offers the following readiness and planning tool to share ways school administrators can help protect students, staff, and communities, and slow the spread of COVID-19. 

Preparing for a Safe Return to School

This guidance is intended to aid school administrators as they consider how to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, other school staff, their families, and communities and prepare for educating students this fall.

Toolkit: Cleaning, Disinfection, and Hand Hygiene in Schools

This guidance is intended to aid school administrators as they consider how to protect the health, safety, and wellbeing of students, teachers, other school staff, families, and communities and prepare for educating students this fall.

What to Do When Someone is Sick at School (Video)

Learn what schools can do to protect students, staff, and communities from COVID-19.

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