Polk County Public Schools is aware that Gov. Ron DeSantis has issued an executive order suspending local COVID-19 restrictions and mandates. The Florida Department of Education has clarified that this order does not apply to school districts.
PCPS will continue to require that students, staff and visitors wear face coverings on our campuses and in our office buildings for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year, which ends June 3. We will also continue to practice social distancing, frequent sanitation of our facilities, and all other COVID-19 protocols that have been in place since the start of the school year.
PCPS leadership continues to discuss safety protocols for the upcoming school year. We are optimistic that in 2021-22, we will be much closer to normal. More information on 2021-22 safety protocols will be released over the summer.