Tag: Covid-19

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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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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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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Emergency mask mandate information available

Aug. 26, 2021 – More information is now available regarding the mask mandate with a medical opt-out policy approved by the Duval County School Board on Monday, Aug. 26 during an emergency board meeting. Families can visit www.duvalschools.org/facemask to view information on obtaining a medical opt-out form, student discipline associated with the new resolution, and […]

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