SARS-CoV-2 Testing Round Two
We will begin the second round of SARS-CoV-2 testing on campus the week of August 24. Because testing is only accurate on the day that it is administered, this will be an opportunity to monitor how we are doing now that school has opened.
Monitoring the Region
Because SAS draws day students from several surrounding communities, we are monitoring the active case rate in our four surrounding counties (Franklin, Grundy, Coffee, and Marion). A seven-day average active case rate of .5% or above would trigger a move to online learning for all classes. As of Tuesday, the seven-day average active case rate is .38%. Other factors that may be taken into consideration are our campus healthcare capacity, local and nearby hospital activity, testing availability, and PPE availability. Keep in mind, that short of all classes going online, there may be times when some classes have to go online due to a teacher's or student's exposure.