COVID-19 School Exposure Guidelines
P.O. Box 929
Milton, FL 32572-0929
Please use the guidelines below to determine whether or not your child can attend school or if they need to be quarantined due to a COVID-19 diagnosis/exposure. As long as your child remains asymptomatic they can attend school-sponsored and community activities.
Notice of Emergency Rule - Protocols for Controlling COVID-19 in School Settings Rule NO: 64DER21-15.
Protocols - Symptomatic or COVID-19 Positive
Schools will ensure students experiencing any symptoms consistent of 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.
- 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.
- The student receives written permission to return to school from a medical doctor licensed under chapter 458, an osteopathic physician licensed under chapter 459, or an advanced registered nurse practitioner licensed under chapter 464.
Protocols - Students Exposed to COVID-19
Schools will allow parents or legal guardians the authority to choose how their child receives education after having 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 restrictions or disparate treatment, so long as the student remains asymptomatic.
- Quarantine the student for a period not to exceed seven days from the date of last direct contact with an individual that is positive for COVID-19.
- If the student becomes symptomatic following direct contact with an individual that has tested positive for COVID-19 or tests positive for COVID-19, the procedures set forth for symptomatic students and COVID-19 positive students shall apply. Rulemaking Authority 1003.22(3) FS. Law Implemented 1003.22(3) FS. History-New.
This rule takes effect upon being filed with the department of state unless a later time and date is specified in the rule.
Protocols Students with Prior COVID-19 Infection
- Positive case withing the previous 90 days or fully vaccinated. No action required.
- Symptomatic-Refer to guidance from Symptomatic or positive case.