The Rutherford County School System is being proactive with the increased threat of the coronavirus.
Schools spokesperson James Evans says, "Health leaders have advised the community not to panic and to continue practicing common-sense health measures, such as good hand washing, covering to sneeze / cough and staying home if you are sick. We are also working to clean the schools thoroughly on a routine basis."
The schools sent a pre-recorded message to parents Tuesday afternoon...
At this point, schools in our area are not on shutdown due to the coronavirus, but if that is required by the health department, Rutherford County is prepared to take action.
TN Governor Bill Lee told reporters on Tuesday, "We don't see a reason for closing down right now or for changing the way people work." The governor said that there is not a current need to declare a State of Emergency or to close schools and workplaces.
According to the Tuesday call to parents, "If a case is reported in Rutherford County, we will work in conjunction with health officials to determine an appropriate plan of action. It may involve canceling school events, or closing a few schools only, or it may be necessary to close the entire district. This will all depend on the specifics of the situation."
Murfreesboro City Schools:
The Murfreesboro School System is also monitoring the threat of the coronavirus.
The city schools report, "Murfreesboro City Schools is working closely with the Rutherford County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Health regarding the spread of the Coronavirus, COVID-19. In addition, the district continues to monitor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website for any changes in status regarding the Coronavirus or COVID-19."