COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols

  • Alachua County Public Schools is committed to providing a high-quality education while protecting the health and well-being of our students, staff, and families. This COVID-19 Response Plan outlines the steps that the District is taking to meet both those commitments.

    Any scenario in which many people gather together can pose a risk for COVID-19 transmission. However, schools can effectively reduce that risk by layering key prevention measures like increasing vaccination rates, wearing face coverings, using air purifiers and maximizing physical distance. 

    The requirements and recommendations in this document are based on the best science available at this time, as well as the current rates of vaccination and COVID-19 transmission in Alachua County. They are subject to change as new knowledge emerges and local community transmission changes. 

    Alachua County Public Schools will continue to consult regularly with our public health officials and medical advisors to ensure we do everything we can to protect our students, families, and staff. 

    This is not an exhaustive list of all of the actions being taken to respond to this pandemic. Our District and schools continue to develop and implement innovative strategies to meet the social-emotional and educational needs of our students. New federal guidance, resources, and funding will allow us to build on those efforts and to support the progress of the entire ACPS community.

  • Vaccines
  • Symptoms and Cases
  • Close Contacts
  • COVID Testing
  • Face Covering Policy
  • Physical Distancing
  • Hand Hygiene
  • Cleaning and Disinfecting
  • Indoor Air and Outdoor Spaces
  • Other School Operations
  • Beyond the School Day
  • Response Plan Handbook
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COVID-19 Decision Flowchart

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