Coronavirus Updates

UPDATE: January 2, 2022

Dear MMSD Family,

I hope that everyone has enjoyed a safe and restful break! I am writing to update you on the new guidance that the CDC has released and that MMSD will follow as it relates to quarantine periods for positive cases. Please remember to take every precaution possible to slow the spread of Covid19 as we gear up for a very successful second semester and Spring testing.

Below is the Tennessee Health Department and CDC Isolation & Quarantine Guidance information

TDH Isolation and Quarantine Guidance Document (also attached)

CDC Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

As always if you have any questions please contact Central Office.

UPDATE: August 6, 2021

The Shelby County Health Department has issued a public health directive that goes into effect, Monday August 9th stating that masks be worn in all K-12 schools, preschools and daycares in the county. All employees and students of MMSD will be required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status while on school grounds. This decision was made as pediatric hospitalizations due to the coronavirus have risen and 1,100 Shelby County children have active cases of the virus, representing a fourth of the escalating active COVID-19 cases locally. The data in Shelby County on pediatric cases, which has been released over the last week to ten days, reflecting that children are now experiencing higher rates of severe outcomes if they contract the Delta variant of the virus. For the foregoing reasons, amended Health Order No. 24 was revised to state that effective August 9, 2021, masks are required in any indoor area of a K-12 grade school, pre-K school, or daycare facility.

UPDATE: December 21, 2020

Governor Bill Lee has executed Executive Order #70 in which many updates were release about gatherings and businesses. This Executive Order does not apply to schools. At this point, MMSD has worked closely with the Shelby County Health Department and is still on track to resume classes virtually on Monday, January 4, 2021 and then Hybrid students, who normally attend in person on Tuesday will return the next day, Tuesday, January 5, 2021 to in person instruction.

The Shelby County Health Department and Governor Bill Lee have release new mandates and guidelines for Shelby Count and the State of TN.

New COVID-19 Quarantine and Reporting Guidance HERE: 

New COVID-19 Sports Guidance

The Governor has issued Executive Order No. 70, effective immediately and remaining in effect through January 19, 2021. Because of the significant increase in the incidence of COVID-19 infections in Tennessee, additional restrictions on who may attend interscholastic athletic practices and contests will be in place.

Unfortunately, large scale attendance by spectators and students must be curtailed. Doing so means that bands, pep bands, cheerleaders, and dance teams may not attend athletic contests while these restrictions remain in place. In accordance with the new Executive Order, the only attendees permitted at practices or games, in addition to the student-athletes on the team, are:


  1. Players’ parents or guardians and immediate household members;
  2. First Responders;
  3. Coaching and team personnel;
  4. School, game, and facility administrators;
  5. Athletics officials; and
  6. Media and athletic scouting personnel attending the event in their professional capacity. 

Social distancing between persons from different households is required. While the Executive Order does not mandate the use of masks, the Governor has encouraged masks, and the TSSAA COVID-19 Sports Regulations provision regarding the use of masks remains.

These are minimum restrictions. Depending on particular school, facility, or community circumstances, school officials may require additional limitations on attendance.

The Governor’s office conferred with TSSAA about these restrictions. TSSAA concurs with Governor’s office that these restrictions represent the best means for us to continue providing interscholastic athletic participation opportunities to our student-athletes while also doing our part to curb the spread of the virus. We remain hopeful that we will soon begin to see a decline in the instances of infection and that our schools will soon be able to return to more normal operation of their athletic competition.

The TSSAA Regulations have been updated on the website here:

UPDATE: August 25, 2020

The Tennessee Department of Health has a site of education resources. Please Click Here for more information. 

UPDATE: April 22, 2020

The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Hotline is here to help! Please Click Here for more information. 

UPDATE: April 20, 2020

Check out the Ready Rosie Early Literacy Resource for Children Birth to 3rd grade! This is a wonderful opportunity for Tennessee Families. Click Here for more information. 

UPDATE: April 15, 2020

First, we would like to say thank you for the tenacity that the Community of Millington has shown in the shadow of such unrest and uncertainty. We appreciate you and know that this is a hard time. It is with a heavy heart that we want to inform you that based on Governor Bill Lee’s strong recommendation to close schools for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year, Millington Municipal Schools’ buildings will remain closed until further notice, extending at least through the end of the current school year, May 22nd. Online optional resources will still be available, and teachers will continue to love on and communicate with our children remotely. We will send out communication soon as it relates to personal belongings left in the school buildings and the next steps for students and /or parents to return items like books, computers, etc. to the school when that juncture arrives. We know that this decision is far reaching and impacts all of Millington, so it was not arrived at lightly. We are doing our part to ensure that our kids and families stay healthy during this time.

We love our children and families and we miss you. Please stay well and practice social distancing so we can get through this sooner rather than later. As always, thank you for allowing us to serve you and your children!

UPDATE: April 2, 2020

Optional Resources for students can be found on each of the schools webpages or by clicking here

Here is a link to some activities to stay healthy at home from Coordinated School Health! COVID-19 Action at Home

UPDATE: March 26, 2020

Need to get active? Here is a link to activities provided by the American Heart Association for their Virtual 10 Day Challenge  

UPDATE: March 24, 2020

This afternoon, Governor Bill Lee announced his recommendation for all school buildings to remain closed through Friday April 24, 2020.  All Millington Municipal Schools buildings will remain closed until such time. We will continue to be vigilant in keeping our students and families safe during this challenging chapter. We are working diligently on instructional options moving forward and we will communicate this plan to you shortly. Although we are separated by location, we are unified in mind and spirit and that is what makes us #OneMillington.


UPDATE: March 23, 2020

COVID-19 and Special Education. Please see the following link for any questions you may have in regards to the Department of Exceptional Children. COVID-19 and Exceptional Children

UPDATE: March 16, 2020


Hello Millington Family,

Based on recommendations from the TN Governor’s Office, Millington Municipal Schools will be closed through March 31, 2020. We understand that this decision is highly impactful, and it was not arrived at lightly. In this time of fluidity, please stay informed by checking our website and social media pages. We want all the children and citizens of Millington to stay safe and healthy during this challenging time.

Thank you for allowing us to serve you and your children.

Please Stay informed with the following info:

Gov. Bill Lee Urges Schools to Close through 3/31/2020 

CDC - Corona-virus 2019


UPDATE: March 13, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is rapidly evolving, and we have been closely monitoring the situation.  After serious and considerable deliberation and input from many stakeholders, the six municipal Shelby County superintendents in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington have made the collective decision to cancel classes, extracurricular activities, and sporting events through the week following Spring Break.  

At this time, we are closing schools through Friday, March 27th.  This will provide opportunities for social distancing, thorough disinfection of schools and buses, and contingency planning in case prolonged closures are required at some point in the future. We ask that families do not simply view this as an extended Spring Break or additional vacation time. Families should heed the warnings of health experts and limit your social interactions during this time to prevent the spread of the virus. 

Thank you for your support as we navigate this challenging situation.  We will continue to seek the advice of health professionals as developments occur and make updates as necessary. 

 UPDATE: March 12, 2020

The six municipal Shelby County superintendents in Arlington, Bartlett, Collierville, Germantown, Lakeland, and Millington are aware of the decision of Shelby County Schools to cancel classes starting Friday, March 13th through March 30th. At this time, neither the Shelby County Health Department nor the Tennessee Department of Education have made recommendations to close schools to contain the spread of the coronavirus or COVID-19. As such, there are not plans to close municipal schools at this time, though the situation is fluid and we will make decisions on school closures as new information emerges. We will continue to consult with the Shelby County Health Department and the Tennessee Department of Education to make decisions that are in the best interest of our students and staff.

Millington Municipal Schools is continuing to keep close watch on the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Shelby County. Handwashing is the first line of defense in preventing the spread of any virus. Please see the following information from the State of Tennessee. 

The Tennessee Department of Health has launched a Coronavirus Public Information Hotline. It is available from 10am to 10pm daily. The number to call is 877-857-2945. 

For more information please see the following links from the State of Tennessee:  

Coronavirus FAQs for Parents

Handwashing Best Practices

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