Let's Be Careful Out There

Jun 22, 2020
John Wark

Nashville Moves To Phase 3 In Reopening Plan

It’s great to see Nashville moving to Phase 3 of their reopening plan. Many are eager to leave their homes and support their favorite businesses and restaurants again. And all of our local businesses definitely need our support. While Phase 3 is a long way from normal – for many, the ability to get out is a welcomed relief!

Let’s also remember that it is not yet safe for everyone in our community to leave their homes and that the health risks brought by the coronavirus are very much still with us.

To our students and staff — we ask that you engage in safe behaviors as you go out.

  • Wear a mask.
  • Practice physical distancing.
  • Wash your hands frequently (don’t forget to sing your favorite song while you’re scrubbing).
  • Don’t go out if you have a fever or are not feeling well.

These actions will not only help to protect you, but also those around you. We want you all to stay healthy! But know that NSS will support you, as we always do, when something interrupts a student’s learning journey.

While Nashville’s Phase 3 allows for larger groups to gather, NSS is intentionally moving slower to reopen. Our plans as announced on June 3 remain unchanged. The earliest full classes might return is after Labor Day, September 7th. We are considering the option of small groups being able to return to NSS before then, but have not made any decisions to move forward. That decision will be based on the results from our frequent student and staff surveys and our ability to open the building safely as guided by the best current public health information. We are also closely watching what other higher education providers are doing in the fall, both locally and nationally.

We will continue to provide updates as the city reopens and our plans evolve. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy!