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Back-to-School Task Force Recommendations from Lebonheur Children’s and UTHSC

Covid-19 Back-to-school Guidance

The Delta variant of SARS-CoV-2 is more transmissible, and we are seeing younger people becoming seriously ill. Protection from the vaccine is still excellent, although breakthrough infections are occurring. It is very unlikely that a vaccinated person will require hospital admission, but they could be infected and spread the virus to others. For this reason, we need to continue with other layers of protection (masking, distancing) in and outside of schools, even for vaccinated individuals. This virus poses an ongoing risk to our communities. This guidance will be modified based on the level of community transmission with restrictions lessened if transmission becomes lower over time. Our partners at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center have put together back-to-school recommendations that you will find here.