Please note, today the Florida Department of Health issued a Notice of Emergency Rule "Protocols for Controlling COVID-19 in School Settings" (64DER21-15).
The new Emergency Rule states the protocols listed below.
If student is ASYMPTOMATIC (no signs of illness) following exposure to COVID-19: Schools shall allow parents or legal guardians the authority to choose how their child receives education after having direct contact with an individual that is positive for COVID-19.
Parents or legal guardians of students who are known to have been in direct contact with an individual who received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 may choose one of the following options:
Allow the student to attend school, school-sponsored activities, or be on school property, without restriction or disparate treatment, so long as the student remains asymptomatic; or
Quarantine the student for a period of time not to exceed seven days from the date of last direct contact with an individual that is positive for COVID-19.
If a student becomes SYMPTOMATIC following direct contact with an individual that has tested positive, or if student tests positive for COVID-19: Schools will ensure students experiencing any symptoms consistent with COVID-19 or who have received a positive diagnostic test for COVID-19 shall not attend school, school-sponsored activities, or be on school property until:
The student receives a negative diagnostic COVID-19 test and is asymptomatic; or
Ten days have passed since the onset of symptoms or positive test result, the student has had no fever for 24 hours, and the student's other symptoms are improving, or
The student receives written permission to return to school from a medical doctor, an osteopathic physician, or an advanced registered nurse practitioner
Click here to read the full Notice of Emergency Rule.