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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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Update on current COVID-19 protocols

Oct. 1, 2021 – With the changing COVID-19 conditions in the community, many families have asked how this has impacted the school district’s current safety protocols. Below is an overview of current COVID-19 health and safety protocols including quarantine information, face mask requirements, and communication guidelines. Quarantine protocols Have there been changes to the quarantine […]

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Why can’t the district tell me more about cases impacting secondary schools?

Sept. 2, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools recently began informing families of elementary classrooms when an individual in that class reports a positive case of COVID-19. This layer of communication was added due to the inability of the Florida Department of Health  to maintain pace with contact tracing in schools. Inevitably, it has raised […]

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Six schools to be renamed following School Board approval

June 4, 2021 – Following a year-long process that included dozens of meetings and tremendous engagement with stakeholders, the Duval County School Board officially approved new names for six schools named for Confederate leaders. The action took place at the Board’s regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, June. 1.  The names officially change on Aug. 3. […]

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