The Health Team shares valuable information for participating in athletic endeavors during the current state of the coronavirus pandemic. As an updated policy, any student who experiences a COVID-19 going forward must be medically cleared before returning to PE and school-related sports.
Heath Team Director Margee Brennan, MD addresses families as the prevalence of the coronavirus delta variant continues to evolve. Read on for how your student can potentially prevent the need to quarantine.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Director Vince Durnan shared this letter with the USN community on Wednesday, January 6 regarding unrest at the U.S. Capitol.
"It’s time to recommit to one another and to our responsibility as a people, to reconnect to the sacrifices that brought us to this point and to the fundamentals of American democracy," he wrote. "Schools play an essential role in that work, right alongside households and families."