Coronavirus Updates

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Overview
University School of Nashville is tracking news about the spread of COVID-19 in Middle Tennessee. This webpage centralizes information and resources for the USN community. Check this page regularly for updates, links, and FAQs.

Before Coming to USN
Before arriving on campus, heading to an athletic event, or attending a school-sponsored activity, everyone must submit a health questionnaire, wash or sanitize hands, and wear a face mask or covering over nose & mouth.
  • Students' families must use the Magnus Mobile app to report health information for K-12 students by 7:15 a.m. each day, regardless of whether the student is coming to campus, engaged in remote learning, or home sick. See page 7 of the Responsible Restart guide for directions. Student-athletes may also use usn.org/screening for practices and competitions.
  • Parents, vendors, and visitors are welcome on campus with an appointment and may use the 19th Avenue entrance only.
Remote & In-Person Learning 
USN began the school year on Tuesday, August 18 with students learning remotely. Visit usn.org/remote for remote learning resources. The gradual return to in-person classes began Wednesday, September 9 with details shared in Friday's division publications. All K-12 grades returned to the Edgehill Campus by Monday, October 12. Following Winter Break, classes resumed on campus Tuesday, January 5.

Timeline of Community Health Updates

List of 20 news stories.

  • Director Vince Durnan offers Lucas Tyson '21 a celebratory fist bump at the Senior River Campus Drive Thru on Monday, May 24.

    Whew

    Director Vince Durnan closes out the year with a message of gratitude to the many who made the year possible.
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  • Almost There

    Director Vince Durnan considers the recipe for conducting school in a pandemic.
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  • Is it allergies or COVID?

    With many experiencing seasonal allergies, Health Team Director Margee Brennan offers guidance for navigating the overlap in symptoms with those of the coronavirus.
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  • Vaccine Survey and …

    Results from the Health Team's anonymous COVID-19 vaccination survey show significant progress in the USN community's path toward herd immunity on campus.
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  • An update from MS theater

    MS Theater Teacher Bakari King shares information on "Junie B. Jones Jr." and looks ahead to next year's show.
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  • Been Quite a Week for Me

    Following a special announcement from the Board of Trustees on April 7, Director Vince Durnan shares more details on what the next year will look like for him and USN as the search for his replacement begins.
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  • Health Team Director Margee Brennan

    Efforts continue in USN's COVID-19 defense

    In the words of U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, "The one thing we don't want to do is to get complacent." Health Team Director Margee Brennan responds to ever-changing guidelines, increased vaccine availability, and the loosening of local restrictions. 
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  • Share your vaccine status with the Health Team

    USN's Health Team Director Margee Brennan encourages High School students to report their vaccination status as COVID-19 vaccine availability increases.
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  • Partisan Times

    Director Vince Durnan talks division in our community, country, and beyond, and more importantly, how we might bridge those gaps going forward.
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  • Simply This

    Director Vince Durnan pens a brief note ahead of Spring Break.
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  • Following Spring Break, all three divisions plan to return to in-person learning on Monday, March 22. Please be mindful of CDC guidelines regarding the need to quarantine following travel and large gatherings.

    Returning from Spring Break

    Head of Middle School Jeff Greenfield shares post-Spring Break plans and expectations with Middle School families.
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  • Director Vince Durnan

    A Year In

    As we approach the one year mark of living and learning in the midst of a global pandemic, Director Vince Durnan looks at what's next for USN through the lens of the past.
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  • Director Vince Durnan receives his first COVID-19 vaccine on Saturday, February 20 along with other Davidson Co. educators.

    Don’t Let This Happen to You

    When making your plans for Spring Break, take notes from international headlines during the recent winter storm.
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  • Director Vince Durnan

    Weekly Update: Snowbank Edition

    Director Vince Durnan reflects on the snowy week, shares a reminder about Spring Break, and looks forward to Saturday, February 20: Music Night and when USN faculty & staff receive their first vaccine doses.
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  • Don't miss Music Night All-Stars on Feb. 20

    Enjoy dinner and a show from home during Music Night 2021. Purchase your household ticket now.
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  • USN faculty and staff will run familiar camps for six weeks beginning Monday, June 7.

    Summer Camps return to Edgehill, River Campuses in June

    USN Summer Camps will run in-person and virtually from Monday, June 7 through Friday, July 16. Registration will open during Spring Break.
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  • Time to Talk Spring Break

    Despite the good news of vaccination being on the horizon for educators, the CDC continues to recommend that you do not travel at this time and instead stay home to protect yourself and others from COVID-19. Families that choose to not heed this advice should get PCR tested and self-quarantine for seven to 10 days after travel.
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  • Director Vince Durnan

    What About Vaccines?

    With educators set as the next group to be vaccinated in Tennessee and national trials underway for students, it may be that we are beginning to see the first indicators of the pandemic being something we can end.
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  • The USN Health Team is composed of three medical doctors, two nurse practitioners, and two registered nurses working in shifts in the Waiting Room and Health Room..

    Riding the USN 'COVID coaster'

    The Health Team shares best practices to avoid contracting and spreading the novel coronavirus. And if your family needs advice, USN's medical doctors and nurses are just a few clicks or a phone call away.
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  • Director Vince Durnan

    More Light Than Heat

    Let's double down on our mitigation efforts and recommit to follow CDC guidelines and USN's Commitment to Community Health. A few lapses in effort can generate significant downstream effects: a small social gathering can generate 25 quarantines, lunch not eaten at a social distance can earn a large number of students a week of remote learning, and a family's decision to travel can knock out a large portion of a school program.
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