COVID-19 Reporting

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

No Symptoms:
Proceed to school / work

Exposure with
No Symptoms:

DO NOT go to school / work

• Home for 14 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

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

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. 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 will record when messages are sent on behalf of a school site.

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 who has recently been on our campus has tested positive for COVID-19. The Florida Department of Health in Lee County (FDOH-Lee) has contacted those individuals that are directly impacted. Due to privacy concerns, the FODOH-Lee does not disclose the individual’s information.

Immediately upon learning of this diagnosis, we notified our District Safety Office who has sent a crew to deep clean and sanitize 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

Date Message Sent School
August 31, 2020 Bonita Springs High School
September 2, 2020 North Fort Myers High School
September 2, 2020 Cape Elementary School
September 2, 2020 Ray V. Pottorf Elementary School
September 3, 2020 Mariner High School
September 3, 2020 Fort Myers Technical College
September 4, 2020 Mirror Lakes Elementary School
September 4, 2020 Dunbar High School
September 4, 2020 Oak Hammock Middle School
September 7, 2020 Cypress Lake Middle School
September 8, 2020 Treeline Elementary School
September 8, 2020 Early Childhood Learning Center
September 9, 2020 Varsity Lakes Middle School
September 9, 2020 East Lee County High School
September 9, 2020 Heights Elementary School
September 10, 2020 Allen Park Elementary School
September 10, 2020 Gateway Elementary School
September 10, 2020 Lee County Public Education Center
September 10, 2020 Transportation - South Compound
September 11, 2020 Allen Park Elementary School 
September 11, 2020 Lehigh Senior High School
September 13, 2020 G. Weaver Hipps Elementary School
September 13, 2020 Cape Coral High School
September 14, 2020 Ida S. Baker High School
September 15, 2020 South Fort Myers High School
September 15, 2020 Bayshore Elementary School
September 16, 2020 Transportation - Lehigh Compound
September 17, 2020 Orange River Elementary School
September 17, 2020 Ida S. Baker High School

**Note: Charter and private schools are responsible for their own communication procedures, and are not included on this webpage.