Florida makes quarantine optional for exposed students

Florida students who are exposed to COVID-19 are no longer required to quarantine – but they can if they want to.

That’s the word from the state’s new surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo. He’s established new protocols that allow parents to choose whether to quarantine their kids after they’ve been exposed to the virus. Previously, exposed students were required to quarantine for at least four days – well under the CDC’s recommendation of 14 days.

“Quarantining healthy students is incredibly damaging for their educational advancement,” says Governor Ron DeSantis. “It’s also disruptive for families. We are going to be following a symptoms-based approach.”

Joe Kelley

Joe Kelley

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