Rutherford County Parents Furious Over Mishandling Of Covid In Schools

On August 10, 2021 The Rutherford County Board Of Education Reviewed And Approved A Procedure Intended To Prevent Students And Staff From Being Quarantined Who Were Covid Free Or Symptom Free. Despite This Clear Intent, The Director Of Schools For Rutherford County Schools (RCS) Unilaterally Changed This Procedure To remove Non-Symptomatic And Non-Covid Positive Students From Schools–With No Input, Consultation, Or Vote From The Board. The Legality Of RCS Moving Forward With These Procedures Is Questionable, But The Result Is Not.

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TN Dept of Health Plans To Share Children’s Private Information With Federal Government

In A Letter That Was Sent To All TN School Superintendents, TN Dept Of Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey And TN Dept Of Ed Commissioner Penny Schwinn Outlined The State’s Directive To Collaborate With The Federal Government To Collect And Share Data Concerning Contact Tracing Of Children Among Other Private Information.

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Anderson County Will Reinstate Mask Mandate If Schools Pass 2% Positivity Rate

In A Letter Issued To Parents, Teachers And Staff, The Director Of Anderson County Schools Stated That The District Will Reinstate A Mask Mandate For Students And Staff If A School Exceeds A 2% Positivity Rate.

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Joint Statement To Gov Lee & TN General Assembly On Masks In Schools

For Well Over A Year Now, We Have Seen The Negative Impact Of Government Mandates On Businesses And Families In Response To This Virus. But There Can Be No Doubt That Our Students Here In Tennessee Have Been Some Of The Hardest Hit And They Have The Scars To Prove It. The Latest TCAP Results Show That Less Than 30% Of Our Students Across The State Are Reading And Understanding Math Simply At Their Own Grade Level. And For The Most Part, We Know That We Can Blame The Lack Of In-person Learning Over The Prior School Year. Yet, We Are Now Heading In That Same Direction For The 2021-2022 School Year.

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Chattanooga Mayor Shuts Down 2 More Community Centers After Confirmed COVID Cases

Following The Temporary Closures Of Two Chattanooga-Area Community Centers Last Week After A Single Confirmed COVID Case Was Discovered At Each Facility, Mayor Tim Kelly Shut Down Two More Facilities Yesterday, Monday The 26th.

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Chattanooga Resident Banned From Mellow Mushroom

On May 29th, A Chattanooga Resident Learned He Was Banned From Being Served At Mellow Mushroom Due To The Belief That He Had Contributed To A Covid-19 Exposure In The Restaurant. Some Believe The Ban Actually Stemmed From A Political Conversation…

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Coppinger States Occupations And Places Not To Blame For COVID, Contact Tracing Continues

Mayor Coppinger states that “There is no logic or science or anything that says if you stop that occupation or if you don’t allow people to do ‘X’, then it (the coronavirus) will go away.” Contact Tracing continues despite previous media reports. Becky Barnes warns of long-term health consequences for those who recover from the virus.

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Lee Deploys National Guard To Serve Tennessee Hospitals

Governor Bill Lee has authorized the Tennessee National Guard to aid state hospitals during COVID-19 surge with the aim of freeing up hospital resources to better deal with the influx of patients.

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U.S. Sen. Cassidy Joins Group Pushing $908 billion COVID-19 Relief

U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on Tuesday joined a “bipartisan, bicameral coalition” of lawmakers to announce a $908 billion COVID-19 aid package they hope can pass both chambers before the end of the year.

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