Health & Safety

Schools and school buses will be cleaned thoroughly during the school day and each night.

UV-C air sanitizers are being utilized in common areas.

Hand sanitizer will be available throughout each building and on school buses.

HVAC filters are changed regularly to provide clean air.

Visitors will be strictly limited in the school buildings.

Masks are available to all students and staff.

COVID-19 testing will be available in our school clinics for students with parental consent. Tests will be administered by our school nurses.

Each campus has a full-time school nurse.

Positive COVID Cases

If you need to report a positive COVID-19 case, please call the East Tennessee Regional Health Department Hotline at (865) 549-5343.

If your child is placed under a health department mandated quarantine, please contact the school nurse at your child's school and provide them with the information.

OSSD School Nurses

Marilynn Seabolt, RN | Lead School Nurse | 423-569-8340
Taylor Hutchison, RN | OES School Nurse | 423-569-8340
Michelle Anderson, LPN | OMS/OHS School Nurse | 423-569-8818

Telehealth Services

East Tennessee Children's Hospital is partnering with OSSD to provide virtual Telehealth services for our students in our school clinics.

For additional information, please click on the Telehealth button below.

Family Resource Center

If your family needs supports or assistance during a quarantine, please contact the OSSD Family Resource Center by calling (423) 569-3303.

Dr. Melinda McCartt | FRC & Coordinated School Health Director
Mrs. Celena O'Neal | District Social Worker

View the district's original Health & Safety Plan here:

Tennessee Department of Health website:

When to return to school after COVID - Tennessee Department of Health information: