Alachua County Public Schools is committed to providing students with a high-quality education while promoting health and safety in our schools. To that end, the district has been working closely with the Alachua County Health Department and the Scientific Medical Advisory Council, which is made up of medical experts from the University of Florida, on strategies and protocols aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and worksites.The documents on this page include our revised COVID Response Plan for Spring 2021, and our COVID Response Monitoring Plan. Explore our other COVID pages for more protocols, resources, and guidance. These documents will be updated as needed to reflect new medical guidance, changes in the course of the virus and other information.
Families have a critical role to play in preventing the spread of COVID on our campuses and in our community. Anyone who has tested positive for COVID-19, has been in close contact with someone testing positive, is experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, or or is awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test MUST REMAIN AT HOME to protect them and the health and safety of fellow students and staff.
Alachua County Public Schools requests that families and employees report any positive COVID-19 test results to their school or district administrator as soon as possible. While Alachua County Public Schools will be made aware of cases by the Health Department, it can take several days for tests from other locations to be processed in the state’s reporting system.
When families and employees self-report cases or exposure, school leaders can respond in an expedited manner to help keep our students and staff safe.
UPDATE: COVID-19 Vaccines of ACPS Employees 50 and Older
Through Executive Order 21-47, issued March 1, 2021, Governor Desantis expanded the group that is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine to include K-12 school employees 50 years of age and older.
In response to that order, the Alachua County Health Department has scheduled vaccination clinics for eligible Alachua County Public School employees. The district is collaborating with the Health Department to inform employees about the registration process.
Employees needing more information may call (352) 955-7545 or send an email to email@example.com.
For a list of COVID-19 Vaccine sites near you, visit the COVID-19 Vaccine Site Locator from the Florida Department of Health.