MNPS to start out spring semester on-line, new restrictions for faculty sporting activities statewide

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Mike Osborne)  —  Metro Nashville students will proceed to understand remotely as the next fifty percent of the university yr commences January 9.

Universities Director Dr. Adrienne Battle manufactured the announcement Monday, blaming the “increased unfold of COVID-19.”

Dr. Battle has not established a date to return to in-person courses. She explained that will be established making use of data furnished by the Metro Health Section.

When courses do resume, Struggle spelled out that college students Pre-K thru fourth grade will head back again very first, followed by grades 5 thru 9.

State overall health officers report the selection of faculty age kids testing virus constructive in Davidson County jumped 42 p.c previous week. 

STATEWIDE University Sports activities Limits

The accelerating health crisis has also prompted new constraints on school athletics statewide.

Reacting to new constraints Gov. Monthly bill Lee imposed Sunday, the Tennessee Secondary Athletics Affiliation has launched new recommendations for spectator attendance at sporting occasions.

TSSAA suggests only the moms and dads or guardians of college athletes can attend their video games. Social distancing among all those who do go to will be enforced.

The new constraints will continue to be in effect by way of at least January 19.

Verified new infections between university age children statewide spiked 52 % this past week.