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Florida Schools: Traveling for spring break? You may not be able to return to school or work

School districts are issuing advisories to those who travel for spring break or may have come in contact with someone with COVID-19.
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FLORIDA, USA — If you are a student, employee or person who frequents schools in Hillsborough County and plans to travel for spring break, you may not be able to return to school or work.

PINELLAS COUNTY: 

Pinellas County Schools announced that those who travel outside of the U.S. or are going on a cruise "must isolate 14 days before returning to school."

This requirement applies to students, staff or anyone who need to come on school property.

"Our goal is to keep students safe, healthy and learning. We understand that the current situation may be causing apprehension for our families and community," Superintendent Michael Grego wrote in a release. 

HERNANDO COUNTY:

The Hernando School District is following the recommendations of both the Florida Department of Education and Florida Department of health and requiring students and staff who travel out of the county or take a cruise to self-isolate for 14 days. 

Superintendent John Stratton released the following statement:
"While, we are fortunate to have no know cases of coronavirus in Hernando County, we will continue to monitor this ever-changing situation and we will continue to communicate with our staff and families over Spring Break as information becomes known."

SARASOTA COUNTY: 

Sarasota County Schools is following CDC guidelines when it comes to travel restrictions and asking their students and staff to self-quarantine. 

MANATEE COUNTY:

The School District of Manatee County is following the CDC guidelines and asking for those who travel to their list of high-risk countries complete a mandatory 14 day self-isolation. 

The school district is also asking that families and staff take the "necessary precautions" if they plan on traveling to areas in the U.S. experiencing high COVID-19 outbreaks. 

During spring break schools will getting enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures district-wide.

PASCO COUNTY:

Pasco County Schools said that they have received additional information from the state that is affecting spring break travel plans for their staff and families. 

Anyone who travels internationally or go on a cruise, anywhere, must now self-isolate for 14 days before returning to school. 

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY: 

Hillsborough County Public Schools' announced that those who travel outside of the U.S. or are going on a cruise "must isolate 14 days before returning to school."

Anyone who does the following must fill out a "Return to School Report": 

1. Has traveled out of the country or gone on a cruise within the past 14 days

2. Believes they may have been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19

3. Believe you may have symptoms of COVID-19

Depending on the "risk factors," you may be directed to call your doctor or the Florida Department of Health for guidance on when you are allowed to return to school.

You can find the latest on Hillsborough County Public Schools' coronavirus response here

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