Higher Education

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.

Someone on Campus Tests Positive for COVID-19

Several strategies to implement in preparation for when someone gets sick.

Testing in Institutions of Higher Education

The following guidance includes considerations for expanded and widespread testing; provides a tiered approach to testing in the context of an outbreak; gives examples of successful entry and periodic screening strategies; and discusses the likelihood of off-campus transmission.

COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies

This resource provides example evaluation questions, indicators, and data sources to help institutions of higher education monitor and evaluate the implementation and impact of COVID-19 mitigation strategies.

Guidance for Colleges & Universities

This interim guidance is intended for administrators of public and private institutions of higher education (IHE). This guidance will help IHE and their partners understand how to help prevent the transmission of COVID-19 among students, faculty, and staff. 

Considerations for Institutes of Higher Education

CDC offers the following considerations for ways that institutions of higher education can help protect students and employees (e.g., faculty, staff, and administrators) and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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