COVID-19 mitigation strategies to continue through Feb. 15

Feb. 2, 2022 – In January, Duval County Public Schools updated its COVID-19 mitigation strategies in response to increasing community transmission and local positivity rates. These strategies will continue through Feb. 15. They include:

  • Visitors are required to wear masks at schools.
  • Students are strongly encouraged, but not required, to wear a facial covering. 
  • Employees are required to wear a facial covering when working directly with students, or when unable to social distance.
  • All individuals should practice social distancing when possible.
  • COVID-19 testing is offered to symptomatic employees. Please contact your administrator to be referred for testing through the school health services office if you are experiencing symptoms. Results are normally provided the same day. Employees may return to work the next day if symptoms have improved, and their results are negative. 
  • Meetings should be conducted via virtual platforms when possible.
  • Common gathering areas should be closed, or capacity reduced.
  • Capacity at athletic and performing arts events is reduced to 75%. 
  • District office hours are limited for visitors.  Visitors should be encouraged to call offices in advance and report to designated areas only.

Whether to modify or extend these strategies beyond Feb. 15 will be determined as the district gets closer to that date. The district’s mitigation strategies follow communicable disease procedures adopted in December 2021.

As always, employees and students should stay home from work/school if sick.

Note, details will be available soon about an upcoming vaccination event scheduled for Friday, Feb. 18.

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