Seminole County Positivity Rate:
- Week of 11/19-11/25 Report 3.4%
- Week of 11/12 – 11/18 Report 4.1%
- Average = 3.75 % – Masks Optional for the week of Nov. 29-Dec. 3
*Mask Policy (Updated 10/29)
The FLEC School Board has VOTED to implement a required indoor mask policy for all students in grades 1-8 beginning Sept 7, 2021. FLEC will go back to a “mask optional/opt-out” policy when the Seminole County positivity rate during a two consecutive week rolling average is less than 10% as reported by the Florida Department of Health for students; a 5% average for adults. The Board, in conjunction with the FLEC Safety & Health Committee, will also continue to evaluate data and new information to determine which metric(s) work best in re-evaluation and management of the mask policy, if needed. Masks are optional on FLEC campus for fully vaccinated staff and visitors when the Seminole County positivity rate during a two consecutive week rolling average is less than 5% as reported by the Florida Department of Health. Families wishing to opt out must provide a medical exemption note from a Central Florida medical doctor, physician’s assistant, or nurse practitioner. FLEC continues to monitor the physical and emotional health of our school community. Safety protocols will continue such as sanitizing, hand washing stations, air filtration systems, zone cleaning in classrooms, and sneeze guards when appropriate.
At Forest Lake Education Center the health and safety of our students and staff is of paramount importance.
Regardless of our best efforts, the possibility remains that one of our students or staff members could contract the virus at some point. While FLEC is restricted from commenting on individual cases, we have a desire to keep our valued community informed. Please know that if Seminole County Health Department Officials identify a student or staff member has had possible contact with someone who has a confirmed case of COVID, they will contact that individual directly with further instructions. In the event of a positive COVID-19 case, FLEC has been instructed to rely on the Health Department to carry out all contact tracing and communicate isolation and quarantine requirements to the individuals potentially exposed.
Updated: November 29These numbers reflect the cumulative and unduplicated total of positive tests reported at the school site.
ACTIVE CASES — individuals who have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently in isolation.
RESOLVED CASES — individuals who had tested positive since the beginning of school (August 10, 2021) and have since recovered and been cleared by the Seminole County Health Department.
(Updated Quarantine Policy 9.28.21)