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COVID-19

As of early August 2022, most district COVID-19 protocols have not changed since the last 2021- 2022 school year. Mask wear will remain optional, yet strongly encourages at TMSA. Per the Centers for Disease Control and the Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines, all persons with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis are required to isolate. Students and staff who have had direct exposure to COVID-19 while attending school or participating in school activities may be exempt from quarantine, providing they remain symptom-free and do not test positive for COVID-19. Mask-wearing for 10 days following a direct exposure is recommended. 
 
Mask Wearing
  • Masks remain optional, but strongly recommended, for TMSA students, employees and visitors
 
Vaccinations
  • Vaccinations/boosters for age-eligible students and employees are recommended but not required
 
Physical (Social) Distancing and Handwashing
  • To the extent possible, students and staff should keep a physical (social) distance of 3 - 6 feet between themselves and others
  • Staff and students should wash their hands frequently and cover their mouths/noses when coughing and/or sneezing
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the school
 
COVID-19 Case Reporting
TMSA students and staff are required to positive COVID-19 test results immediately to Nurse Jackson by completing and submitting the following online form:
 
TMSA will continue to send notifications to students and/or classes with direct COVID-19 exposure.
 
Sickness Isolating/Quarantine Protocol
  • Everyone who is sick is expected to stay home; students who become sick at school will be sent home
  • Per Centers for Disease Control and Georgia Department of Public Health guidelines, all persons with a positive COVID-19 diagnosis are required to isolate. Nurse Jackson will provide direct isolation guidelines, if applicable
  • Students and staff who have had direct exposure to COVID-19 while attending school/work activities may be exempt from quarantine if they remain symptom-free and do not test positive for COVID-19. Mask wearing for 10 days following a direct exposure is recommended. If a student or staff member exhibits COVID-19 symptoms, they should not attend school, work, or other school/district sponsored activities and events.