St. Lucie Public Schools continue to follow the expert information and guidance provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization and the Florida Department of Health in St. Lucie County regarding the spread of coronavirus.
We are closely monitoring the health and attendance of students and staff, and are working diligently to keep our schools, facilities and buses clean.
At this time, state public health experts have advised that the majority of people impacted by coronavirus/COVID-19 have been senior citizens or individuals with compromised immune systems. The District has not made plans to cancel activities, athletic events or field trips at this time.
We ask that all families continue to implement preventive health care measures including:
• Washing hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
• Avoiding the touching of one’s eyes, nose and mouth.
• Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
• Staying home when sick, especially when running a fever.
• Coughing or sneezing into an elbow or using a tissue and immediately discarding it into the trash.
• Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
All touch surfaces in schools are being cleaned daily using a hospital grade disinfectant cleaner concentrate providing broad-spectrum disinfection.
If a student or employee exhibits respiratory symptoms, our school health paraprofessionals will follow standard precautions and work with the Department of Health in St Lucie County.
St. Lucie Public Schools requests that all parents, guardians and staff inform their school/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.