SLA COVID-19 Dashboard
8/09/2021 - 10/25/2021
Current Positive Cases in Isolation:
Current Quarantines Due to Exposure:
Staff = 0 Students = 0
Staff = 0 Students = 0
Total Positive Cases Reported:
Total Quarantines Due to Exposure:
Staff = 4 Students = 71
Staff = 2 Students = 98
Note: 13 positive cases and 16 quarantines listed above originated off campus
As the COVID-19 situation continues to develop, we want to make sure that our SLA families have the information they need in order to feel secure in the continuation of your child's education.
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Sept. 6, 2021
Dear SLA Parents/Guardians:
This is an update on the COVID-19 related mask mandate. As we stated last week, we will strive to follow the law. On Aug. 27th we noted that a Florida Superior Court had struck down the Governor’s executive order banning mask mandates in public schools. On that ruling, we noted that the District’s mask mandate would apply to SLA until and unless the Superior Court order was stayed.
On Thursday, Sept. 2nd the Superior Court issued its final written order on the matter, and the Governor and Dept. of Education filed a notice of appeal the same day. Our understanding is that the notice of appeal effectively stays the Superior Court’s order unless the court dissolves the stay or the matter is decided on appeal. We understand that the Superior Court will hear arguments on dissolving the stay this week.
As of today, Monday, Sept. 6th the Governor’s executive order and related Dept. of Health/Education rules remain in effect. Given that, we conclude that we are required to implement the District’s overall COVID mitigation policies, but with an option for parents to “opt out” of the District’s mask mandate as required by the Governor’s executive order and related rules. Therefore our Sept. 7th deadline to fully implement the District’s mandatory mandate must be suspended while this litigation proceeds.
We would all like a consistent set of COVID mitigation policies, but for now we must follow the legal process. In the meantime, please help us by keeping any children exhibiting COVID-like symptoms at home and follow all other mitigations as recommended by health professionals.
Thank you again for your patience, understanding, cooperation and kindness as we work together through these unprecedented times.
SLA Board of Directors