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Metro Nashville Public Schools students, staff no longer need to quarantine if exposed to COVID-19

Metro Nashville Public Schools no longer requires students or employees who may have been exposed to COVID-19 to quarantine.

The decision, told to families on Wednesday, brings the district into line with the new state law.

Legislation signed into law last week by Tennessee Governor Bill Lee limited the authority that local governments and schools had to take to slow the spread of COVID-19. The new law gives the state health commissioner sole power to implement quarantine policies.

While the district still requires universal masking due to challenges in federal court and the order of a federal judge, neither the district nor the local health department can approve or require quarantine, according to an email sent to students and families Wednesday evening.

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