The Lawrence County School System employees and students are asked to adhere to these guidelines.
Updated: Sep 15, 2020
LCSS Students, Parents, Faculty, & Staff: In an effort to keep our students safe and in school, and for everyone to be in an educational environment that meets guidelines from leading health professionals, LCSS is requiring faculty, staff, and students to wear a face covering/mask and to be mindful of the 6 feet, 10 minute rule ALL the time. The TN Department of Public Health recommends wearing a mask and keeping your distance (6/10 rule) from all adults, in school or outside of school. All are expected to do their part to give our kids a true and meaningful school experience by following three simple practices-Masks, Distancing, Sanitizing-MDS. Without your presence, expertise, smile, ethic of care, personality, our kids will miss out on all the wonderful things of being in school. Masks Distancing Sanitizing Below is guidance from the Tennessee Department of Public Health regarding face covering/mask wearing for faculty, staff, and students. The Lawrence County School System employees and students are asked to adhere to these guidelines effective immediately, August 3, 2020.
All staff should always wear a cloth face covering while on campus unless they have trouble breathing or are unconscious, incapacitated, or otherwise unable to remove the cloth face covering without assistance. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cloth-face-cover- guidance.html See detailed guidance below. A face shield is not a substitute for a cloth face covering but may be worn in addition to a cloth face covering.
Unless a student has trouble breathing or is unable to remove a cloth face covering without assistance, all middle school and high school students should always wear a cloth face covering while in the school building. Middle and high school students may remove their cloth face covering when outdoors so long as social distancing can be maintained.
Unless a student has trouble breathing or is unable to remove a cloth face covering without assistance or is sleeping, should wear a cloth face covering while in the school building. Elementary students may remove their cloth face covering when outdoors. Students who continuously play with, suck on, or chew their face covering should be excused from wearing one, as should students who will not tolerate a face covering.
Preschool children under age 2 years should not wear cloth face coverings. Young children who will not tolerate wearing a cloth face covering or who continuously play with, suck on, or chew their face covering, should be excused from wearing one.