Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

Polk County Public Schools is following the direction of the Florida Department of Health and taking all necessary precautions and measures to ensure the safety of our students, employees and community.

Polk County Public Schools has developed a COVID-19 data dashboard providing the most current information available on how the pandemic is impacting our schools.

PCPS is working closely with the Florida Department of Health in Polk County (FDOH-Polk) to provide accurate information on positive COVID-19 cases. However, please keep in mind that this data is preliminary and subject to change as additional cases are reported and processed.

PCPS will continue to provide updates via our website and social media. We will also use our automated telephone/email system to communicate with parents, guardians and employees. To ensure that you receive these important messages, please make sure your child’s school has your current emergency contact information on file.

Parent Guide

Please visit our parent guide page below for health and safety protocols pertaining to the 2021-2022 school year.

Covid-19 Symptoms

Call your doctor if you develop Covid-19 symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath) or have been in close contact with a person known to have coronavirus or if you have recently traveled to an area with a wide or ongoing outbreak of the virus. You may also call the state’s dedicated coronavirus call center at 866-779-6121; this line is available 24/7.  For questions related to coronavirus on a local level, please call the Florida Department of Health in Polk County’s information center at 863-519-7911. This information center is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PCPS staff and members enrolled in the PCPS insurance program can also contact the PCPS health clinics for support.  Visit for more information.

Additional Resources

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If you would like to leave our website and visit outside resources, please follow the links below. These third-party resources are listed for informational purposes only, and no endorsements are implied.

It is important to stay informed on the current situation. There are many ways to protect yourself and mitigate the transmission in Florida, and we all have a part to play in these actions.

The Department of Health has a dedicated coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage for updates on the virus. This page,, remains the best and most up-to-date resource for information and guidance regarding coronavirus in Florida.

For any other questions related to coronavirus in Polk County, residents can contact the Department of Health in Polk County by calling 863-519-7911 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The state also has a dedicated coronavirus call center, which is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call 1-866-779-6121 or email