Grace Christian Academy is committed to providing a safe, healthy learning environment for students. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve, the administration of Grace Christian Academy is monitoring and following recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Tennessee Department of Health, and the Knox County Health Department.
Please refer to this page for the most updated notifications for the GCA community as our administration and GCA COVID-19 Task Force makes careful, prayerful decisions on behalf of our school community. We are continuously monitoring COVID-19 data to protect the health and well-being of our students, families, faculty, and staff.
As a precaution, the Grace Christian Academy administration has identified these initiatives to help prevent the spread of illness:
- Consistent with the recommendation of the CDC, individuals who have traveled internationally in the CDC defined high risk areas will not be permitted on campus for 14 days after returning from their travel. This includes family members in the same household of those individuals who have traveled to these areas.
- As part of the ongoing, routine cleaning practices at GCA, the maintenance staff utilizes a non-toxic high-level disinfectant. This practice will continue through the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. Faculty and staff will continue to sterilize high contact surfaces and exercise regular cleaning practices.
- As of Monday, March 16, after the announcement made by Governor Bill Lee, the GCA administration made the decision to transition GCA students to a distance learning format beginning Wed., March 25. GCA faculty and staff has continued to communicate procedures and instructions to GCA families and students.
Please refer to the GCA Illness Policy in reference to when a child can return to school following an illness which reads, "A student should not return to school until he/she has been without fever, vomiting, or diarrhea for 24 hours".
We ask that our GCA community adhere closely to this policy as we strive to prevent the spread of illness. See the video and links below for more information on how you can protect your family by maintaining good hygienic practices.