Hamilton County Schools to remain closed through April 13th

Today Governor Bill Lee issued a statement urging all schools in the state of Tennessee to close through March 31. With this announcement and the continued uncertainty of the progression of COVID-19, we are not recommending any shifts to our calendar. Students will remain out until Monday, April 13. Spring Break will begin on April 3 and continue the week of April 6 through April 10. We will continue virtual learning during this period and we appreciate your support with ensuring students stay engaged during the school closure. In the coming days additional resources for continued learning will become available. We are thankful for the continued support of community partners as we navigate these difficult circumstances. The district will continue to monitor the situation and provide regular updates regarding the anticipated return to school on Monday, April 13. For information on COVID-19, feeding locations and community resources, please log onto www.hcde.org/coronavirus

Hamilton county announces free food-pick up for children throughout school closure period

Hamilton County have designated sites throughout the community that will provide meals for pickup for students that are in need during the closure. All meals are provided free to children ages 0-18. Families do not need to provide proof of school enrollment, income, or free/reduced lunch eligibility. Children must be present to receive the meal. Extra meals cannot be provided if additional children are not present.

Drive-thru/pick-up service consisting of a cold meal, both at breakfast and lunch will be available at the sites below.

Service will begin Tuesday, March 17th through Friday, March 20th.

Breakfast will be served from 7:00 am – 9:00 am.
Lunch will be served from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

We will communicate about other options for the week of March 23rd as we finalize those details.

If you are aware of additional resources please share them here.

If you would like to help, please share your information here. Our Family & Community Engagement Team will connect you to district and partner opportunities as we work together to support our students.

Harrison Bay

  • Bess T Shepherd Elementary (map)
  • Harrison Elementary (map)
  • Hillcrest Elementary (map)
  • Lakeside Academy (map)
  • Ooltewah Elementary (map)
  • Snow Hill Elementary (map)
  • Wallace A Smith Elementary (map)
  • Wolftever Creek Elementary (map)

Missionary Ridge

  • CSLA (map)
  • East Brainerd Elementary (map)
  • East Ridge Elementary (map)
  • East Side Elementary (map)
  • Spring Creek Elementary (map)

North River

  • Allen Elementary (map)
  • Big Ridge Elementary (map)
  • Daisy Elementary (map)
  • Hixson Elementary (map)
  • McConnell Elementary (map)
  • Middle Valley Elementary (map)
  • North Hamilton County Elementary (map)
  • Soddy Elementary (map)

Additional Food Serving Sites as well as other much needed resources for our families are being made available constantly.

We have compiled a spreadsheet and continue to update it in real-time. Be sure to click on each tab to explore resources your family may need at this time.

Opportunity Zone

  • Barger Academy (map)
  • Calvin Donaldson Elementary (map)
  • Clifton Hills Elementary (map)
  • East Lake Elementary (map)
  • Hardy Elementary (map)
  • Orchard Knob Elementary (map)
  • Woodmore Elementary (map)

Rock Point

  • Alpine Crest Elementary (map)
  • Battle Academy (map)
  • Brown Academy (map)
  • CSAS (map)
  • Lookout Valley Elementary (map)
  • Nolan Elementary (map)
  • Normal Park Upper (map)
  • Red Bank Elementary (map)
  • Rivermont Elementary (map)

Community Sites

  • College Hill Courts (Westside) – 1300 Grove Street Ct in the parking lot behind the old James A Henry Elementary School (map)
  • East Lake Salvation Army – 2140 E 28th Street (map)
  • Emma Wheeler Homes- 4900 Edinburg Drive in the main center (map)
  • Highland Park Commons – 2000 Union Ave in the Pavilion
  • Orchard Park Seventh -Day Adventist Church – 951 N Orchard Knob Avenue (map)

Hamilton County has first confirmed case of Coronavirus

Testing LocationTotal COVID-19 Tests Completed
Number NegativeNumber Positive
TN State Public Health Laboratory12911613
All other commercial and private laboratories13
Total positives in TN26

Infectious agent:  severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus2 (SARS-CoV-2)

Situation Summary: In December 2019, Chinese health authorities identified an outbreak of pneumonia associated with a novel, or new, coronavirus which has resulted in thousands of confirmed cases in China. Additional cases have been identified in a growing number of other international locations, including the United States. There are ongoing investigations to learn more. Click here to access CDC’s COVID-19 webpage for the most up to date information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html.

CountyCase Count