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UPDATE: Close Contact Investigation and Quarantine from School (Updated 9/16/21)

 
Due to updated guidance from the Shelby County Health Department, Collierville Schools has updated our protocols for identifying close contacts of a COVID positive person to align with the most recent SCHD Guidelines.
 
These new protocols will be applied to any student exposed to COVID-19, beginning on Thursday, September 16th.
 
A close contact will only be required to transition to remote learning if (s)he, or the COVID-positive person within a three (3)-foot distance.
 
According to the TN Dept. of Health Guidance on Isolation and Quarantine:
In the PreK-12 indoor classroom setting, the close contact definition in Shelby County, TN includes individuals who are within 3 feet distance of the case for a cumulative of 15 minutes of more, masked or unmasked.
If a student is less than 3 feet from the positive person, the exposed individual will be required to transition to remote learning, based on the TN Dept. of Health Guidelines:
https://www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/cedep/novel-coronavirus/Isolation-QuarantineRelease.pdf
 
Additionally, the following categories of students will be allowed to remain on campus after exposure, with the recommendation that they mask and self-monitor for symptoms for 14 full days from the date of their exposure:
  1. Students who are fully vaccinated (≥2 weeks following receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series, or ≥ 2 weeks following receipt of one dose in a single dose vaccine) and
    • Have remained asymptomatic since the exposure to COVID-19.
  2. Students who can provide proof of a positive COVID-19 test within the previous 3 months and 
    • Have recovered and
    • Remain without COVID-19 symptoms.
 

COVID-19 Mitigation Strategies for the 2021-2022 School Year:

  • Masks for all students and staff are required indoors and on school buses. (Click HERE for Gov. Lee's Executive Order regarding opt-out letters).
  • Social distancing will continue with a minimum of three feet of separation between students in their classroom to the extent possible.
  • Frequent hand washing and good respiratory etiquette will be routinely emphasized.
  • Disinfecting of physical spaces will occur throughout the school day.
  • The district will continue contact tracing in collaboration with the Shelby County Health Department.
  • Anyone presenting with symptoms of illness should stay home and consult with their medical provider. 
  • Identifiable close contacts will receive communication via ParentSquare.  The COVID-19 dashboard will be updated throughout the week and dependent on new positive cases.
 
 
 
We are now offering voluntary FREE COVID Testing for all Collierville Employees and all Collierville Students, with parent/guardian consent.  We will conduct testing in your vehicle.  Our operating hours are Monday - Friday, except during school holidays or closings, from 8:00 a.m - 1:30p.m. 
 
Please register via the sign up in ParentSquare.
**Anyone who is awaiting test results shall not return to campus until the test results are negative AND you have completed your isolation time, based on date of exposure. 

WHERE:Collierville High School Transition Entrance.
DIRECTIONS: Follow the way-finding signs to the Transition Entrance.  It is the second entrance past the MyTown Movers Fieldhouse and has a metal awning over the entrance.  You may pull up to the sidewalk in front of the entrance.
ARRIVAL:  Call (901) 853-3310 #80063. DO NOT ENTER THE SCHOOL BUILDING.  Our COVID Nurse will arrive at your car with a consent form and conduct a nasal swab.
TESTING INFO:The test is a PCR test, which will be sent to the Memphis Branch of American Esoteric Laboratories.  Test results will be emailed to patients within 24 - 48 hours, dependent on the amount of tests the lab is processing.

*As a reminder, all minors MUST be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian.  It preferable for students 18 or older to also be accompanied by their parent or legal guardian. 
In keeping with Collierville Schools practices to respond to COVID-19 and keeping parents, employees, students and the Collierville community informed, this website has been developed to report the number of lab-confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 among people at each Collierville school and central office location.  The information below includes the number of self-reported, lab-confirmed cases identified for each Collierville school (student only) and central office (staff only) since the school year began on Monday, August 9, 2021, and the number of cases identified by location that are currently active.  Identified positive case numbers include only students enrolled/assigned to a campus.
 
This site is updated SEVERAL TIMES PER WEEK and is timestamped above the tables. The portal is not regularly updated on weekends or Collierville Schools holidays when schools and central offices are closed. Collierville Schools staff complete both the case confirmation and contact tracing processes before data is reported in this portal. 
 

This general information is presented for parent, staff, and community notification purposes.  If a student or employee is determined to be a close contact of a positive case, parents and employees are notified individually and immediately with next steps, including quarantine information.

 

When an active case is confirmed, it is added simultaneously to both the active column and cumulative column. As each person recovers and meets the CDC guidelines to return to school/work, their case is no longer considered active and is removed from the active column while remaining part of the cumulative total.

 

If you have specific health related questions about close contact, quarantine, testing centers, and other COVID-19 information, please contact the Shelby County Health Department at (901) 222-6275.

 

Last Updated 09/17/2021, 2:25 P.M.

 
ACTIVE Numbers -
Currently Active COVID-19 Positive Cases Student/Staff  
                                Total              Positive               %
Employees:            1346                    9                   .66
Students:                9100                   45                  .49
 
Case TOTALS Since 8/09/2021
2021-22 COVID-19 Positive 
Start of school year (includes currently active).
                                 Total              Positive           %
Employees:             1346                   29               2.15
Students:                9100                   343              3.77
School Campus 
Positive Students
 (Currently Active) 
Positive Staff 
(Currently Active) 
Positive Students
(School YTD, 8/09)
Bailey Station Elementary 2 0 11
Collierville Elementary 3 0 37
Crosswind Elementary 3 0 38
Schilling Farms Elementary 1 4 12
Sycamore Elementary 2 0 9
Tara Oaks Elementary 7 2 38
Collierville Middle School 5 0 60
West Collierville Middle School 7 1 50
Collierville High School 16 1 86
District Admin  Positive (Currently Active)  Positive (School YTD, 8/09)
Central Office 1 3
 

Collierville Schools does not have the authority to quarantine students, and the district does not control the requirements, expectations, communication, etc. about quarantines. The district receives notifications from the Shelby County Health Department of which students/employees are quarantined and their return-to-school/work date so this can be input in the student information system for attendance purposes.  Collierville Schools has the authority to exclude students who are symptomatic or who are potential close contacts but only from school or school-based activities.  Only Shelby County Health Department can make the determination that a student must quarantine at home. 

 

Communicating with Close Contacts

Collierville Schools and Shelby County Health Department follow the protocols of the Tennessee Department of Health in conducting contact tracing and communicating with stakeholders.  After a positive case is confirmed and communicated to the school or district, the Shelby County Health Department guides the school in developing a list of close contacts to the confirmed positive.  Close contact is defined as any individual who was within 6 feet of an infected person for at least 15 minutes starting from 2 days before illness onset (or, for asymptomatic patients, 2 days prior to positive specimen collection) until the time the patient is isolated. That list is provided to the Shelby County Health Department so they can conduct contact tracing and advise Collierville Schools on next steps, including any necessary classroom or school-wide closures. Only the Shelby County Health Department can quarantine students. 

 

If you have specific health related questions about close contact, quarantine, testing centers, and other COVID-19 information, please contact the Shelby County Health Department at (901) 222-6275.

 

Last Updated: 08/25/2021 at 10:30 a.m.
 
1.).  Are the employees of Collierville Schools required to receive both vaccinations, prior to the start of the school year? 
A.).  Legally, Collierville Schools cannot mandate/require employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccinations.  Collierville Schools provided its employees with three vaccination events during spring 2021.  Based on the participation at these events, we strongly believe, a majority of employees received both vaccinations. 
 
2.).  What are the district's COVID-19 mitigation strategies?
A.).  Mask wearing is mandated for all students and employees inside the school building.  Throughout the entire school day, routine cleaning of the entire school campus will occur.  When dealing with a positive case in a classroom, our disinfecting protocol (Clorox360 Machine) will be activated to thoroughly clean the entire space(s).  In the classroom, at a minimum, students will be separated by three feet of distance between each other to the extent possible.   Frequent hand washing and respiratory etiquette will be highly emphasized and practiced.  Collierville Schools will establish a districtwide VOLUNTARY COVID-19 testing program for all students and employees.  Collierville Schools will continue its best-practices by collaborating with the Shelby County Health Department for our contact tracing protocols. 
 
3.).  When would Collierville Schools activate its remote learning model (a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning at home)?
A.).  In the State of Tennessee, public schools do not have the option of transitioning to a remote instructional model if the school or district must close, based on our active, limited State of Emergency Plan.  Collierville Schools must exhaust all stockpile days to account for any and all lost instructional days (to equal 178), before the district can transition to a remote learning model.  This is subject to change if Governor Lee declares a different State of Emergency Plan. 
 
4.).  How will school communication be shared with families involving COVID-19 cases? 
A.).  Identifiable close contacts will receive communication via ParentSquare.  The COVID-19 dashboard will be updated throughout the week and dependent on new positive cases. 
 
5.).  Will field trips be scheduled during the school year? 
A.).  For the first quarter, field trips will not be scheduled.  This decision is subject to change after the first quarter.
 
6.).  Will visitors have access to the school building? 
A.).  For the first quarter, visitors will only have access to the school building during kindergarten staggered days and on the first day of school.  This too, is subject to change after the first quarter. 
 
7.).  What is the protocol when a student is identified as a close contact
A.).  Students and employees who are identified as a close contact to a COVID-positive person will be excluded from school, based on the TN Department of Health Isolation and Quarantine Guidelines.  Students and employees who are able to provide proof of full vaccination or tested positive for COVID-19 within the last 90 days of exposure and provides documentation of the positive case will be allowed to stay on campus, unless symptoms of illness present. 
 
8.).  Where will students eat lunch?
A.).   Students will eat lunch either in their classroom or cafeteria.  This decision will vary from school to school location and is heavily dependent on staffing ratios and compliance with the Tennessee Department of Education duty-free lunch requirement.