Anderson County releases back-to-school guidelines, masks optional


School classroom with blackboard

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE) — Anderson County Schools has released their back-to-school guidelines as some East Tennessee universities and school systems are starting to require masks in indoor spaces.

At this time the school system says:

  • Masks are optional
  • Seating charts in classrooms to allow contact tracing and minimize virus transmission
  • 3-feet social distancing encouraged
  • Field trips being approved case-by-case for students
  • COVID-19 testing available for students and staff at each school
  • Parents can visit the school by appointment only starting August 9

Masks will be available to students if requested.

In order to obtain COVID-19 test, a student consent form and parent/guardian presence is required for students under the age of 16.

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