Tracy Pierce

Update to COVID-19 mitigation strategies

Feb. 11, 2022 – Duval County Public Schools is revising its current COVID-19 mitigation strategies in response to falling case counts in the community.   While students, staff, and visitors are strongly encouraged to wear a face mask, there is no longer any requirement for anyone to do so.  Previously, school visitors and employees working […]

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New protocols in response to DOH decision to suspend school contact tracing

Jan. 14, 2022 – Duval County Public Schools was informed this week by the Department of Health—Duval that they will no longer conduct contact tracing of positive COVID-19 cases in schools.  Contact tracing is the process of identifying others who were in close contact with a person diagnosed with COVID-19 and providing quarantine or other […]

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Schools to re-open with new COVID-19 mitigation measures

Jan. 2, 2022 – Duval County Public Schools will return to classes on Tuesday, Jan. 4, under several temporary measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. These measures include requiring face masks for employees when working with students and when unable to social distance. Face masks will also be required for visitors to schools. Field […]

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New state law changes district mask policy

Nov. 18, 2021 – Effective immediately, Duval County Public Schools is suspending its requirement for parents to opt their children out of wearing a face covering in school settings. The district’s action follows the requirements of a new law recently passed by the Florida Legislature and signed into law by the Governor during the recent […]

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COVID-19 vaccination events to be held for children ages 5 and above

Nov. 4, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools is partnering with the Florida Department of Health—Duval to bring COVID-19 vaccination events to students ages 5 and above. In a recent news release, the American Academy of Pediatrics said, “Authorization of the vaccine for younger children is an important step in keeping them healthy and providing […]

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Face mask protocol to change due to decrease in COVID-19 transmission rates

Oct. 29, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools learned today that the community transmission rate for COVID-19 has declined from “high” on the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) scale to “moderate.”  That improvement means the district’s face mask protocol will change effective next week. Beginning next week, parents and guardians—at their sole discretion—can opt their […]

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