REPORT: Tennessee County School System Requires Parents To Sign “Death Waiver” For Returning Students

Knoxville’s ABC News affiliate reports:

Anderson County will welcome their students back starting on August 10, but that will not be the same starting date for every school and grade. Ryan Sutton, Anderson County Schools communications/public relations coordinator says it will be a staggered start for various grade levels.

Social distancing efforts will be in place for classrooms, hallways and cafeterias. Other safety precautions in place include temperature checks for staff and students before entering the building, educating students on proper hand-washing and sanitary measures, and extra sanitary measures for classrooms and bathrooms.

Masks will not be required inside of the school, but are encouraged when social distancing cannot be achieved like one-on-one instruction. Masks will also be provided to staff and students who want them. However, when it comes to buses–students will be required to wear one to and from school.