Category: Health and wellness

Coming soon: In-school flu vaccination clinics

Oct. 5, 2021 – Duval County Public Schools has partnered with Health Hero Florida to offer no-cost in-school flu vaccinations to students during the school day. WHAT: Beginning early October – November 2021, each district school will host an in-school flu vaccination event at no cost to families. To opt-in, parents must download and complete the consent form. […]

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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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Virtual health services available to students through Hazel Health partnership

Sept. 30, 2021 – Students will soon have access to virtual doctor visits at their school, at no cost to families, to address a range of non-emergency physical and mental health needs like a runny nose, stomachache, or anxiety. This new on-demand, virtual health care service is thanks to the district’s partnership with Hazel Health. […]

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District pivots based on case counts and lack of contact tracing

Editor’s Note: As of Sept. 27, 2021, some of the information in this article is outdated. The outdated information has been crossed out below, but is being saved for archive purposes. Aug. 20, 2021 – With a small percentage of COVID-19 cases undergoing contract tracing investigation from the Department of Health, Duval County Public Schools […]

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Five school sites to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics this summer

June 17, 2021 – Five school sites will host free COVID-19 vaccination clinics on select dates this summer, with the first clinic scheduled for Monday, June 28.  The clinics — available through a partnership between the Florida Department of Health-Duval and the school district – are open to anyone 12 years of age and older. Individuals under the […]

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COVID-19 measures for next school year announced

May 25, 2021 – Drawing from stakeholder feedback, CDC recommendations and feedback from local health officials, the district has decided that face masks on school campuses will be optional beginning next school year. Because elementary students are not yet eligible for vaccines, face coverings for this group are strongly encouraged. As with all district and […]

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New CDC guidelines expected to impact district's state assessment protocols

Impact of new CDC guidance on schools, graduation ceremonies

May 14, 2021 – Recently released guidance from the CDC advises that fully vaccinated individuals do not need to wear masks indoors or outdoors.  Individuals must, however, comply with private or local agency rules regarding facial coverings.  How does this impact Duval County Public Schools? First, while some district students, age 16 and over, have […]

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Students age 12 and up now eligible for vaccine

May 13, 2021 – With updates in guidance from health officials, the May 15 vaccine clinic for Duval County Public Schools students is now open to students age 12 and older.  The clinic will be held at Sandalwood High School where participating students will receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. For students under the […]

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Sandalwood vaccine site open to eligible district students

May 13, 2021 Update – This post has been updated to reflect the Sandalwood vaccination clinic on Saturday, May 15 is now open for students age 12 and older based on new guidance from health officials. The story below is from May 12 and contains outdated information. It is being saved for archive purposes. Please […]

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February is You Matter Month

Video – Team Duval kicks off “You Matter Month”

Feb. 16, 2021 – This post has been updated. The original post is from Feb. 4, and is being saved below for archive purposes. The theme and language chosen for this campaign overshadowed the critical need to help teens connect with resources for mental health and suicide prevention. The district will continue the work on […]

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