Volusia extends indication-up window for on-line faculty, solutions COVID FAQs

The Volusia County university district prolonged its deadline for households to enroll in its digital college choice and released a list of issues and answers about how COVID basic safety safeguards will be handled in universities this calendar year. 

Thanks to a new variant and stagnating vaccination figures, the COVID-19 pandemic is ramping back up again in Florida and Volusia Depend less than two weeks ahead of university begins, and immediately after circumstances were being earlier tracking downward. 

The Volusia County College Board already committed to optional masks for the faculty 12 months — a conclusion it reaffirmed at its assembly final week and that was supported by Gov. Ron DeSantis’ purchase that colleges simply cannot demand masks. 

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Quarantines, which were another query that experienced no respond to very last 7 days, will be in result for learners and personnel who are exposed to the virus who are not vaccinated. People who are not vaccinated and are uncovered to COVID will have to quarantine for 10 days. If after six times they take a look at unfavorable using a PCR check, they can return to university. 

Texas high school graduates wearing masks at their graduation ceremonies last Friday.

Vaccinated learners and teachers do not have to get examined if they have been exposed, but if they do get tested and test positive, they must quarantine for a total 10 days. 

But this yr remote understanding by means of Volusia Reside, which allowed learners to tune into a complete regular school day when they experienced to quarantine, will not be an solution. College students will obtain their college do the job or make-up work by way of Canvas or Groups.