Metro Schools' Ongoing Response to the

COVID-19 Global Health Crisis

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COVID Protocols

Metro Nashville Public Schools is focused on keeping all students, staff, and their families as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. Data suggests that schools can be safer and reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission if mitigation measures are followed, such as:

  • Consistent and correct use of masks
  • Social distancing when feasible
  • Hand hygiene and respiratory etiquette
  • Cleaning and disinfecting
  • Contact tracing
  • Vaccination when available

There is not one single person responsible for making this happen. It will take a collective effort of teachers, administrators, support staff, students and families to instill in each other the importance of being safe.

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Protocols & Guidance

Visit the MNPS COVID-19 protocols and procedures pages for information on when students and/or staff are exposed to COVID-19, have symptoms, or are diagnosed with COVID-19.


The pages detail procedures for things such as quarantine, infection control, cleaning, transportation, closure, and communication with students, families, and staff, as well as steps that will be taken by the Metro Public Health Department.

As thousands of our students return to the classroom, our safety protocols and procedures are meant to reduce the spread or transmission of COVID-19 in our buildings. Asking families to monitor student symptoms, wearing of masks, social distancing when possible, frequent washing of hands, the use of sanitizer, and cleaning protocols will all reduce the chances of COVID-19 passing from one person to another.

Also be sure to read and download the flyer: When is sick too sick for school?