Shelby County Schools granting paid sick-leave for employees who test positive for COVID-19

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Shelby County Schools is taking COVID-19 safety measures seriously, now that school is back in session.

Superintendent, Dr. Joris Ray, recently implemented a system, that if any employee that tests positive, they will have to self-isolate up to 10 days. The time away from work is covered by emergency paid sick leave. A positive PCR test must be submitted to the Safe Guards (contract tracing) team before the 10 day period expires. Any other method, rapid. saliva, or blood, will not be accepted.

Any employee who used sick, vacation, or personal days while recovering from COVID-19, up to July 1, will have those days restored.

This system is set from July 1-June 30, 2022.