Student Friendly: COVID-19 Update

Leny Ocasio, Editor


Students in the student success center got the opportunity to demonstrate their bobcat pride. Students were asked to wear masks to display that they have school pride and respect each other’s health! (Leny Ocasio)

Update: The Sarasota County School Board ruled on September 26, 2021 that students now have the option to not wear a mask at school.

Disclaimer: The information below was written prior to the 9/26/21 optional mask policy.

The Sarasota County School district met on September 21, 2021. One of the main focal points of the evening was the notorious COVID-19. On September 22, 2021 the county sent out new regulations pertaining the mask mandate policy. Highlights of the information pertain contact tracing and the current mask policy.

Parents who are exposed to COVID-19 can allow their child to return back to school. There are two options. When it comes to contact tracing students are now allowed to attend school or any extracirrcular activities as long as they are able to prove to be “asymptomatic,” or cannot be quarantined past seven days of direct contact.

According to the new COVID-19 policy “Students who are currently quarantined due to an exposure to a positive COVID-19 case and are asymptomatic can return to school immediately.

Now when it comes to the Mask Policy Update students now have the option to not wear their masks in outside areas as long as it is not crowded.

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