COVID-19 Reporting

Should my student go to school? Should I go to work?

List of symptoms: Fever of 100.4 or greater; New loss of taste or smell; Nausea and vomiting; Fatigue; Diarrhea; Muscle or body aches; Chills; Shortness of breath / difficulty breathing; New cough; Congestion or runny nose; Sore throat; Headache

No Symptoms:
Proceed to school / work

Exposure with
No Symptoms:

DO NOT go to school / work

• Home for 10 days since exposure*

*Employee or student within 6 feet of the COVID-19 positive person for more than 15 minutes.

Diagnosis* with
No Symptoms:

DO NOT go to school / work

• Home for 10 days since first positive COVID-19 test

*If you have tested and waiting for results, DO NOT go to school / work

Experiencing Symptoms:
DO NOT go to school / work

• Home for 10 days since first symptoms and 24 hours symptom free without using medication

Instructions for Parents - What does quarantine mean?

What does quarantine mean? It means your child will need to stay away from others during their time frame that FLDOH determines. This helps prevent the spread of disease that can occur before a person knows they are sick or if they are infected with the virus without feeling symptoms. They should stay home, separate themselves from others, monitor their health and follow directions from their local and state health department.

Quarantine time frame determined by FLDOH is 10-14 days from exposure.

Optional way to reduce quarantine time (need all items below)

  • Contact FLDOH 239-332-9580 to see if your child is eligible
  • Child remains symptom free.
  • PCR test (not rapid) is taken 6 or more days after exposure and is negative.
  • Parent calls FLDOH after results are received.
  • FLDOH sends an email to the school district if your child meets all the requirements and is able to return to school earlier.

If your child develops symptoms while in quarantine please contact your healthcare provider for further care.

If you child participates in extracurricular activities and/or sports they may not qualify for reduced quarantine time and may return to in person learning before resuming activities or sports as determined by FLDOH

After stopping quarantine, you should

  • Watch for symptoms until 14 days after exposure
  • If you develop symptoms, immediately isolate and contact your health care provider or FLDOH

If you have have further questions related to the quarantine you may call our COVID Hotline at 239-356-2800 or the Florida Department of Health Lee County at 239-332-9580.

Incident Hotline

The District has set up a hotline to help answer questions pertaining to COVID-19. Parents can also fill out the Incident Notification Form if a student has symptoms and/or test positive for COVID-19

COVID-19 Incident Notification Hotline
(239) 356-2800 

COVID-19 Incident Notification Online Form

Under our COVID-19 Communication and Notification procedures, the SDLC will send a message to the school community when we are notified of a positive case(s) of an individual(s) who has been on campus for Face to Face Instruction during the exposure period. These messages will be sent to that school’s parents and employees via SchoolMessenger, the district’s automated telephone and email system. Information on how to sign up to receive these notifications.

These messages, developed in partnership with the Florida Department of Health in Lee County, will use consistent language. Please understand that the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) restrict us from sharing or confirming any personally identifiable information. We know it is important to keep everyone safe, but we also must obey the laws that prohibit the release of confidential information.

This webpage links to a document produced by the Florida Department of Health that is updated every Tuesday afternoon and contains information on COVID-19 cases at schools across the state.

Sample Message

Dear SDLC families,

Our first priority is the health and safety of our students, staff, and each member of our school family. We want to continue to have open communication and transparency with all of our families and staff members.

We have been notified that an individual(s) who has recently been on our campus has tested positive for COVID-19. Due to privacy concerns, the Florida Department of Health in Lee County (FDOH-Lee) FDOH-Lee does not disclose the individual’s information. The FDOH-Lee is in the process of contacting those individuals that are directly impacted. You are receiving this message for information purposes only and you don’t need to take any action unless you are contacted directly by FDOH-Lee.

We have notified our District Safety Office who will follow District Cleaning Protocols to ensure proper cleaning and sanitizing has taken place in the spaces where this individual was on campus. For information on the cleaning process.

We want everyone to remain healthy and are asking you to follow the guidance offered to the district by public health professionals:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Stay home from school if you are sick.
  • Stay home if you are awaiting the result of a COVID-19 test.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

During this challenging time, we will keep you informed and communicate regularly as we strive to deliver the highest quality education to our students while keeping the health and safety of our student body, staff and families as our main priority.

If you have any questions, please call the COVID-19 Hotline at (239) 356-2800 or send an email to You may also visit the COVID-19 Notification page on our website.

Thank you.
The School District of Lee County