Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Emergency Order No. 2020-EO-07 - Spring 2021 Improvements

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The Florida Department of Education (FDOE) is working closely with the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to monitor COVID-19 and is actively working to ensure that the most up-to-date guidance is quickly and accurately disseminated. FDOE understands that concerns about health and safety are paramount for all education communities. In response to such concerns, we encourage you to access up-to-date information and resources from the Florida Department of Health (FDOH) website or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website.

School districts and colleges should work directly with their local county health departments to establish protocols to re-open Florida’s educational institutions, control the spread of COVID-19, and educate the public on prevention.

This page, which will be regularly updated, features the most current information on COVID-19, primarily from the CDC and FDOH, as well as guidance and resources for everyday disease prevention strategies. Please direct any questions about COVID-19 in Florida to FDOH at

Department of Children and Families Abuse Hotline: 1-800-962-2873

Reporting Abuse During COVID-19 (PDF)
Information for Educators (PDF)
Parents and Caregivers Play an Important Role During COVID-19 (PDF)

For additional education-related information, the U.S. Department of Education has established a dedicated Coronavirus webpage, which includes resources for institutions of higher education and for K-12. This information is continually updated so please check back for the latest.

For the most recent updates regarding the number of COVID-19 cases in Florida and health and safety tips, please visit the Florida Department of Health’s COVID-19 website:

FDOE COVID-19 Newsroom

Contact Information

  • DOH hotline: 866-779-6121 (24 hours)
  • DOH email:
  • CDC hotline: 800-232-4636 (24 hours)

State of Florida Guidance

Federal Guidance

Over the last two weeks, the White House, the Department of Education, and other federal agencies have released more guidance to support schools, educators, and families regarding COVID-19. Many of the new documents are listed below. The Department continues to update its COVID-19 information and resources web page with the most current information, and any questions for the Department may be directed to

Related Documents

Remember: As COVID-19 evolves, guidance will change, please review the most recent updates above.

Helpful Resources