Category: Health and wellness

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Student feedback leads to creation of GROW, a mental wellness initiative

March 30, 2022 – Erasing the stigma around mental health and helping students be more aware of available resources are concerns that students have continuously shared with Duval County Public Schools. Thanks to their input, the district has launched a new mental and emotional wellness initiative. GROW – which stands for Gain Resilience, Obtain Wellness […]

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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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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 […]

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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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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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