Lake County schools hold reopening workshop as coronavirus pandemic continues

School district prepares to reopen amid COVID-19 pandemic

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. – Lake County school board members held a virtual workshop Monday and presented a reopening draft for their schools in the fall, which includes their safety plan for students and staff.

In collaboration with health officials, school officials have established protocols to minimize the spread of COVID-19, with guidelines like:

  • Safe social distancing in classrooms as well as other areas like hallways, gyms, and cafeteria
  • Hand Sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, soap and water will be available to staff, students and visitors
  • Cleaning protocols will be increased throughout each campus, including replacing air filters
  • Group gatherings will be limited
  • Face coverings will be strongly recommended for students and employees
  • Temperature checks will be conducted on any student or employee who exhibits any COVID-19 symptoms on any school or district workplace

Board members also discussed the option of providing virtual lessons for students who may want to take an online route once schools are open at full capacity.

Lake County Schools will begin its summer program on July 6th with almost 600 students participating. They say masks are strongly encouraged but not required for staff and students, through social distancing restrictions will be put in place.

LCPS is offering a survey to parents to indicate which type of instruction they prefer for their student in the upcoming school year. Click here to access the survey.

The district also created a new website to help parents understand the learning options their children have come next semester. That website can be accessed by clicking here.

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