Health Center

At St. Bernard Academy, supporting the physical health of our students, faculty, and staff is a top priority.

Our full-time, on-site, Registered Nurse manages the health needs of our campus, including the new challenges associated with COVID-19.

important Notes

  • If you or your child are not feeling well or are showing COVID-like symptoms, please stay home and contact Nurse Lauren for next steps.
  • If your child or anyone in your household has a pending COVID-19 test or has been identified as a close contact, please stay home and contact Nurse Lauren for next steps.
  • Your child will need to see a healthcare provider for possible COVID-19 if they have 1 high risk symptom or 2+ low-risk symptoms. High-risk symptoms include fever (100.4° or higher), new cough, shortness of breath, trouble breathing, and new loss of taste or smell. Low-risk symptoms include, chills, headache, muscle aches, sore throat, runny nose, congestion, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
  • Please note that the CDC has changed their definition of a close contact and SBA will be following this guidance. A close contact is now defined as being within six feet of a person with COVID-19 for a cumulative 15 minutes or longer within a 24 hour period. This is different from the previous definition, which labeled a close contact as someone within six feet for 15 consecutive minutes.

COVID-19 Information

Policies and Procedures at SBA

We are committed to ensuring a safe learning environment for our entire community. Please adhere to our current policies and procedures regarding COVID-19 cases at SBA.

Signs and Symptoms to Watch For

It is recommended to see a healthcare provider for possible COVID-19 when presented with 1 high-risk symptom or 2+ low-risk symptoms. See the chart below for more information.

high-risk symptoms low-risk symptoms
Fever (100.4° or higher) or chills Headache
New cough Muscle aches
Shortness of breath or trouble breathing Sore throat
New loss of taste or smell Runny nose or congestion
  Nausea, vomiting or diarrhea

COVID-19 Tracker

December 1, 2020

Active Positive Cases


Faculty and Staff



In Quarantine


Faculty and Staff



Cases Resolved


Cases Resolved

COVID-19 Advisory Committee

As we continue to monitor COVID-19 developments, we would like to recognize and thank or COVID-19 Advisory Committee. This group continues to meet virtually to determine the best course of action.

Dr. Tom Talbot, MD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine; Chief Hospital Epidemiologist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Keipp Talbot, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Frank S. Calandrino, MD
Pulmonary Physician, Private Practice, Midwest Chest Consultants, PC
St. Charles, Mo

Dr. Sophie Katz, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,
Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Kathryn M. Edwards, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Ritu Banerjee, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Dr. Isaac Thomsen, MD, MSCI
Assistant Professor, Pediatric Infectious
Diseases and the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program; Director, Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program Laboratory

Lauren Brooke Gibbs Mauer, BSN, RN
Campus Nurse and Health Service Administrator, St. Bernard Academy

Bonna Johnson
Vice President of Corporate Communications
Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp

Shane Cortesi
Immediate Past President, SBA Board of Trust; Patent Attorney at Cortesi Law

Chris Crane
Finance Committee Chair Divestiture Execution Manager, Bank of America

Evelyn 'Ebbie' Redwine
SBA Board of Trust
Registered Nurse

Li Xu
SBA Board of Trust
Marketing, Caterpillar Finance

Dr. Margaret Thornton, Ed.D
Lower School Division Head
St. Bernard Academy

Christina Mila
Upper School Division Head
St. Bernard Academy

Pam Parks
Business Manager
St. Bernard Academy

Randy Russell
IT Director
St. Bernard Academy

Rebecca Nichols
Aftercare Director
St. Bernard Academy

Carl J. 'Chuck' Sabo
Head of School
St. Bernard Academy

VUMC COVID-19 Research Study

SBA is fortunate to participate in a research study to determine the rates of COVID-19 transmission in schools that re-open for in-person classes when strict safety measures are in place. This study, Impact of school reopening on COVID-19 transmission among children, is led by Dr. Sophie Katz, MD, MPH, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and tracks the number of symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 infections among enrolled students and faculty. Saliva (spit) samples for COVID-19 are tested every other week in all consenting participants who are attending school.

Thursday, December 3


General Health Information

Despite the current prevalence of COVID-19, general health issues and illnesses still persist. We are strongly recommending all members of the SBA community (faculty, staff, students, and family members) receive flu shots this year. Many locations including CVS, Walgreens, Target, and Publix, as well as your family doctor, offer the flu vaccine for free.