Confirmed COVID-19 Case Information
Pinellas County Schools is committed to keeping our families informed as we open our campuses for the 2020-21 school year. With over 115,000 students and staff members, and 160 facilities, we need everyone in our schools and our community to do their part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
If a student’s exposure to a person who has tested positive meets the Department of Health’s requirements for mandated precautionary quarantine, parents/guardians will be directly advised; the same notification will be made to employees who meet these requirements. A precautionary quarantine does not mean that a student or an employee is sick or will become sick, but is a Department of Health practice, fully supported by Pinellas County Schools, to best ensure the safety of the student or employee, as well as those teaching and learning around them.
This webpage provides information on the number of positive cases confirmed each day, and if precautionary quarantine measures were required. The district will update this site each business day, with information available on confirmed cases from the previous day(s).
- To search for cases by date, please enter the date as YYYY/MM/DD.
- To see all cases reported to date, select Date Contains and enter 2020 or 2021 into the search box.
- To search for all cases in a specific location, select location name and click Submit (no date required).
If a school does not appear on the location list, we have not had a confirmed positive case at that school.
Confirmed COVID-19 Cases
COVID-19 COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS
As you may know, the district maintains a dashboard on our website that lists all positive cases in our schools at www.pcsb.org/covid19cases. That dashboard is updated each work day and is searchable by location and date.
Additionally, in an effort to keep everyone overly-informed, principals have been sending out schoolwide messages every time a positive case is confirmed in their school. In many cases this is leading to families receiving multiple calls and emails per week and is causing confusion and message fatigue. We recognize that sending too many messages reduces their effectiveness. We have been asked to simplify the process to ensure families only receive the most essential communications, so we will be updating our protocols moving forward.
- Notify by phone and email any student or staff member who is identified as a direct contact and must quarantine.
- Update the district’s COVID Public Dashboard every weekday at noon with cases confirmed the previous day.
- Add a link to the district’s COVID Dashboard (pcsb.org/covid19cases) to the homepage of every school’s website.
If you do not receive a call, then your student has not been deemed a close contact of a positive case and should attend school normally. If at any time you would like additional information about the number of cases at your student’s school, or the safety protocols being followed, we encourage you to submit a question on the Dashboard webpage or reach out to the school principal.
As always, we ask everyone to monitor themselves for any sign of illness. If we all do our part, we can continue to keep our school family healthy and safe.