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Nonessential Visitor Update - September 10

Please note the following message shared with our families & employees on Friday, September 10, 2021. 

"Good afternoon families & employees,

 This is a brief update regarding the temporary suspension of field trips and nonessential visitors and volunteers to our campuses. We initially created this measure back on August 10 with the hope that the 30-day hold would assist in curbing the spread of COVID-19 in our school communities.

 We continue to have concerns regarding community spread of COVID-19 and believe the additional influx of adults on our campuses may impact our ability to educate and keep students and teachers in school. As a result, we are extending the temporary suspension of field trips and nonessential visitors and volunteers to our campuses during the school day until further notice – effective today, September 10. We are optimistic this temporary measure will help minimize the quarantining of students and staff, enabling us to maintain a stable, high-quality learning & working environment for our students and employees.

 We will closely monitor the transmission rate of COVID-19 in our schools & worksites and will regularly reevaluate this temporary measure against current COVID-19 conditions. We are very hopeful that soon, we will have all our visitors and volunteers back in schools – you are a dynamic part of our success! We appreciate your continued patience, understanding, and support as we work together for the health and wellbeing of our school communities.

 —Sarasota County Schools"