COVID-19 update from Metro Health
Dear Matador Families,
Metro Nashville Public Schools remain in close contact with the Metro Health Department to monitor and implement the latest CDC guidance on COVID-19. There are currently no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nashville, and there is no immediate danger or threat to Nashville residents or students from the virus.
If the Health Department or other agencies declare a public health emergency requiring residents to limit contact with other people, MNPS would implement the inclement weather plan and close schools until the emergency declaration was lifted. We would work with our community partners to ensure meals were offered for families in need.
MNPS works with the Health Department to monitor flu-like symptoms among students and staff at our schools and works to prevent the spread of viruses.
Our janitorial contractors use a disinfectant chemical, Virex, for daily cleaning in areas that are prone for the spread of illnesses. In the event of higher incident rates at specific schools, they can use even more specialized chemicals to further prevent the spread.
The Tennessee Department of Health recommends that everyone take actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, washing hands frequently with soap and water, avoiding public places when ill, and getting a flu shot every year.
Thank you to our PTO for funding the purchase of antiseptic wipes, Lysol, hand sanitizer, and tissues last Friday so that every teacher can assist in our efforts to reduce the spread of illnesses in the school. As always, I am beyond grateful for our parents and PTO. Together, we are MOORE.
Dr. Gary D. Hughes, Executive Principal, JT Moore Middle School