Coronavirus Information

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March 26, 2020

Sullivan County Regional Health Department gave an informational talk and answered questions at the March 24, 2020 Kingsport BMA Meeting.

March 24, 2020

In alignment with direction from Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, the closure of Bristol City Schools, Kingsport City Schools, and Sullivan County Schools has been extended through Friday, April 24, 2020. This includes all extra-curricular and athletic activities.

March 17, 2020

The closure of Bristol City Schools, Kingsport City Schools, and Sullivan County Schools has been extended through Friday, April 3, 2020.  This includes all extra-curricular and athletic activities.  Please be aware that assessment of this situation will continue and any changes regarding additional closures or when and how school will resume will be communicated to you as soon as possible.

March 15, 2020

With the support of the Sullivan County Health Department, Bristol City Schools, Kingsport City Schools, and Sullivan County Schools will be closed, effective immediately, through Friday, March 27, 2020.  This includes all extra-curricular and athletic activities. Please be aware that as we approach the end of this two-week closure, additional assessment will take place regarding when and how school will resume.  Additional information will be communicated to you at that time with those details.

March 12, 2020

Until further notice, based on recommendations by the Sullivan County Health Department, cruise travel, international travel, and travel to regions within the U.S. where community transmission has been confirmed are not recommended. Please read the joint letter below in regard to School-Sponsored Travel, Student and Family Personal Travel, and Staff Personal Travel. 

March 11, 2020

March 1, 2020

"Kingsport City Schools (KCS) is actively monitoring the coronavirus situation to remain aware of current information, including review of guidance from national organizations such as the Center for Disease Control and local health departments and providers.  KCS district and school-based staff are working together with those experts in the development of operational plans to address any local impact that may take place. From preventative steps to potential response plans should an outbreak occur locally, KCS will continue to engage in these efforts for the foreseeable future to proactively plan for the safest possible environment for our students and staff."

 

For more information and resources on the Coronavirus, please visit the Center for Disease Control's website here