Coronavirus Update

The District is working in collaboration with the local Department of Health to focus on steps to help stop or slow the spread of all respiratory illnesses, including Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Steps currently in place include:

  • Information sharing through day-to-day reporting by school nurses to Epidemiology of all students identified with “influenza-like” illness.
  • Encouraging parents to keep sick children home.
  • Students who become sick at school or arrive at school sick are sent home as soon as possible.
  • Encouraging hand washing often.
  • Encouraging respiratory etiquette (appropriately covering coughs and sneezes).
  • Increased cleaning by custodial staff of frequently touched surfaces (light switches, doorknobs, counters, etc.), as well as all school buses.
  • Monitoring for changes in usual absenteeism patterns.

While there are two confirmed positive cases in Florida, the majority of respiratory illnesses are not Coronavirus.  Should there be a confirmed case of Coronavirus in our community, local health officials will provide guidance for any school dismissals.  Recommendations will be made on a case-by-case basis based on the most up to date information about Coronavirus and the specific impacts on the community.