Guidance & Information
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the Florida Department of Education has collaborated with the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Legislator to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of Florida’s 2.9 million students. Florida schools were the first in the nation to open for in-person instruction and have remained open to ensure all students have access to world-class education options.
February 24, 2022 FDOH Guidance
The Florida Department of Health (FDOH) updated its guidelines for students to return safely to classrooms by reducing the time a student must isolate after testing positive for COVID-19 from 10 to 5 days. The guidance is also clear that healthy students do not need to quarantine.
The Florida Department of Education will continue to do everything possible to support parents, keep children healthy, and make sure students have the ability to learn in school classrooms.
- Governor & Surgeon General Video
- Buck the CDC Handout
- School Isolation Rule Language
- Florida Department of Health COVID-19 Guidance Recommendations
- PROVIDER ALERT: New COVID-19 Guidance for Health Care Practitioners
- COVID-19 Guidance for Child Care Facilities
- Updated COVID 19 Guidance (PDF)
- Orientación actualizada sobre COVID-19 (PDF)
2021 Special Legislative Session
Florida held a Special Legislative Session in November 2021 to protect Floridians from losing their jobs due to COVID-19 vaccine mandates and protect parents’ rights to make healthcare decisions for students.