This page provides information and resources to families and employees about the efforts to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in Alachua County Public Schools. Please note, information is always changing and we will provide the latest updates as soon as possible.
You can learn more about COVID-19 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Information about the local response to COVID-19 is available from the Alachua County Health Department and the Alachua County COVID-19 Dashboard.
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.