LEON COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Leon County Schools will remain open as normal after spring break.
LCS spring break starts Monday, March 16. During that time, the district says schools will be cleaned and sanitized.
To employees and students who are traveling abroad or are on cruises over spring break, LCS will be requiring a 14-day period of self-isolation.
Superintendent Rocky Hanna also said that several families and students have decided to self-quarantine.
Students who are quarantined or under the 14-day period of self-isolation after international travel will be allowed to work from home. Schools will coordinate with parents to get their school work.
LCS says staff members must use accrued leave during quarantine periods.
This news comes amongst questions about what the schools would do after Florida State University, Florida A&M University and Tallahassee Community College made the decision to move to online classes for two weeks after spring break.
Superintendent Hanna says staying open is the best choice for now.
"Our public schools must stay open if at all possible," said Hanna. He says they will adjust on a case-by-case basis as they go forward.
Following the advice of the Florida Commissioner of Education and in consultation with others, Leon County Schools will remain OPEN. We will continue to work with our local health department and other Government entities to vigorously monitor the impacts of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/C6qtlpV1QY— Leon County Schools (@LeonSchools) March 12, 2020
You can watch the full press conference below: