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Reporting of COVID Incidents
It is the goal of the School District of DeSoto to be completely transparent in reporting COVID incidents so that all of its stakeholders feel informed about the number of positive cases in its schools.
As part of our agreement with the DeSoto community to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the district has created protocols to help school officials consistently respond to reports of exposure and confirmed positive cases by quickly isolating students and staff when necessary as incidents arise as recommended by the CDC and the Florida Department of Health. Contact tracing is done by the Florida Department of Health so that we can notify those employees and parents of children in direct contact with a confirmed positive person. If employees or parents do not receive communication from the Department of Health or the school’s administration, then the employee or child was not directly exposed or did not have close contact as defined by the CDC guidelines.