St. Lucie Public Schools remains in close communication with the Florida Department of Health to make appropriate operational decisions and to keep employees and the public aware of the most current recommendations from the Florida Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
These actions address precautions upon re-entry to school after travel, new student registrations, and student and staff travel/field trips.
Re-entry of Students and Staff Traveling from Level 3 High Risk Countries (Japan, South Korea, China, Iran and Italy)
St. Lucie Public Schools requests that all parents, guardians and staff to inform their schools/supervisor by telephone if they themselves or people in their household have traveled to areas that the CDC has deemed to be high-risk (Japan, South Korea, Iran, China and Italy) for widespread sustained transmission of the virus. Upon notification, schools will work the Department of Health and those individuals will self-isolate at home for 14 days before they may re-enter school or return to work.
Registration of New Students from High Risk Areas
Any new families arriving to St. Lucie Public Schools from high-risk areas (Japan, South Korea, China, Iran and Italy) or students who have family members who recently traveled to those high-risk areas are also requested to telephone the school district for instructions prior to registration. School officials will work with the Florida Department of Health to determine the appropriate registration and attendance plan for those students.
Employee and Student Travel/Field Trips
Any school-sponsored or district-sponsored travel to high-risk areas (Japan, South Korea, China, Iran and Italy) will be cancelled. Currently, the Department of Health advises that it is safe to proceed with scheduled in-state field trips.