NOVEMBER 18 UPDATE: Masking Requirement Update for Students

  • Under a new state law signed earlier today, Florida's public schools may not protect their students with universal mask requirements. Masks are now optional for Alachua County Public School students.

    Masks are still recommended to prevent the spread of COVID-19. However, beginning immediately, an opt-out form is no longer required for families that do not want their child to wear a mask in school or on school transportation. 

    The new law also allows parents to decide if a student with no symptoms should quarantine after being exposed to someone with COVID-19. Quarantine is strongly recommended for unvaccinated people who have contact with a positive COVID case. Staying home is still required for anyone with symptoms or a positive COVID test result. 

    We encourage students and families to continue to take precautions to prevent the spread of COVID in our schools, homes and community.

  • COVID Dashboard

    The Alachua County Public Schools COVID Dashboard provides information on reported cases for students and staff. Learn more at

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