Contact Tracing
All Rhea County Schools are assisting the health department in contact tracing.  In the event, a school is notified of a staff member or student that has tested positive for Covid-19, the school will attempt to identify all students who have been in close contact.  The definition of close contact is someone who was within 6 feet of the positive individual for greater than 10 minutes.  If your child is identified as being in close contact you will be notified by the school.  Due to this possible exposure, the identified child must be quarantined for 14 days from the last exposure to the positive individual.  We appreciate your assistance in working to keep our staff and students safe and healthy.