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COVID-19 Updates

Follow Polk County News on Facebook for a list of local resources for help with food needs. If you know of a family that needs food assistance please notify County Executive Robby Hatcher's office at 423-338-4527.
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Centerstone Behavioral Health Services

Centerstone therapists are still serving clients for Polk County Schools. During this time, families and students may be feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, or a number of other emotions and help is available.

   Below are some general wellness tips and reminders from the CDC:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (warm or cold) for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when you are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Additional Information

Polk County Schools Virus Prevention Action Plan

TN Department of Education Coronavirus FAQ for Parents

TN Department of Heath Coronavirus Information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Coronavirus Information

U.S. Government Response to Coronavirus

CDC Coronavirus and Children FAQ

As the Coronavirus situation develops we will continue to update this information.

PERSONAL HYGIENE

should fill out the COVID-19 Self Reporting Form and submit it to the Central Office.

Any Polk County Schools staff or student who has been:

  •  tested for COVID-19 or has been advised to be tested.

  •  in direct contact (6ft, >15 minutes) with a COVID 19 positive person.

  •  experiencing symptoms of COVID-19

All Polk County Schools the week of August 30th due to COVID related staff and student absences. Classes will resume on September 7th.