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COVID-19 Updates

Battle Ground Academy is committed to providing a robust, on-campus educational experience while also providing for the health and well-being of our students, faculty, and staff, and families alike. 

2021-22 Healthy Operating Levels

BGA developed a leveled approach to its strategies to reduce the risk of  COVID-19 infection for the 2020-21 school year, and we will enter the 2021-22 school year with a similar four-level approach. The school is aware that information and data concerning COVID-19 are constantly changing, and we will continue to monitor conditions and recommendations and make adjustments accordingly.


Contact Us

Middle and Upper School Nurse
Tina DeLaughter
Lower School Nurse
Sallie Cole
(615) 567-2003

2021-22 Exposure Protocols

Provided below is an outline of the school’s response to COVID-19 exposure. It is important to note that the CDC has a clear definition of close contact exposure to inform our policy. The current definition of an exposure to COVID-19 from the CDC is: an individual who has had close contact (<6 feet) for ( ≳ 15 minutes) with: 

  • A person with COVID-19 symptoms in the period 48 hours before symptom onset until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation; can be laboratory confirmed or clinically compatible illness)    
  • A person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (laboratory confirmed) but has not had any symptoms 48 hours before the date of specimen collection until they meet criteria for discontinuing home isolation.)
  • You provided care at home to someone who is sick with COVID-19.
  • You had direct physical contact with a person who has COVID-19 (touched, hugged, or kissed them).
  • You shared eating or drinking utensils with someone who is sick with COVID-19.
  • Someone with COVID-19 sneezed, coughed, or somehow got respiratory droplets on you.

A student or BGA employee who has had close contact with (exposure to) someone who is COVID-19 positive should stay home and quarantine (as specified below).