Masks recommended, not required for unvaccinated Collierville students, school staffers


The Collierville School District has announced its COVID-19 procedures for the upcoming school year and masks for unvaccinated students and staff members are recommended but not required. 

In Monday’s release from Mario Hogue, the District’s communications specialist, “The start of the 2021-22 school year is only a few days away. Students in grades 1-12 will return for a full-day of learning on Monday, Aug. 9.

“As we continue our preparations for the new year, we want to start by sharing our Fall 2021 Collierville Schools Return to School Safely COVID-19 guidelines,” he continued. 

  • Masks for unvaccinated students and staff are recommended, but not required, during school operations and on school buses.  
  • Social distancing will continue with a minimum of three feet of separation between students in their classroom to the extent possible. 
  • Frequent hand washing and good respiratory etiquette will be routinely emphasized.
  • Disinfecting of physical spaces will occur throughout the school day. 
  • The district will continue contact tracing in collaboration with the Shelby County Health Department. 
  • Anyone presenting with symptoms of illness should stay home and consult with their medical provider.