FEA’s Safe Schools Report

This fall, parents and school employees have been forced to make extremely tough choices with scant, confusing and often contradictory health and safety guidance from their local, state and federal government.

In fact, the state of Florida has now gone so far as issuing gag orders on local health departments — in Duval, Orange and Flagler — keeping them from releasing Covid-19 data in schools.

Against this backdrop, FEA’s Safe Schools Report is an effort to collect and display important, factual information surrounding the opening of school campuses across the state. We hope that in some small way the information displayed on this page will help our members and Florida’s families find the crucial information they need to navigate the competing concerns brought on by the pandemic.

The Safe Schools Report is updated on Monday and Thursday afternoons. It was last updated on Feb 22 at 2:33 p.m.

37

Florida active educators who have died from Covid-19 since Commissioner Corcoran’s July 6 Reopening Order. 

(Above is a partial list based on published news reports. To submit additional information please use the form below.)

9

Florida school-age children (K-12) who have died from Covid-19. (source)

137,768

Florida school-age children (K-12) who’ve tested positive for Covid-19 since Aug. 10, when the first schools opened in the state. (source / source / source)

14.5%

Florida’s statewide Covid-19 pediatric positive testing rate. The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends 5% as the upper threshold of testing for students to return to school.

Each  of Florida’s 67 counties are above 10%.

(source)

69,675

Confirmed Florida PreK-12 students and staff who’ve tested positive for Covid-19.

(Above is a partial list based on published news reports and cumulative school district reports. To submit additional information please use the form below.) 

12,923

Confirmed Florida higher education students and staff who’ve tested positive for Covid-19.

(Above is a partial list based on published news reports and cumulative university reports. To submit additional information please use the form below.) 

Want to share something about your school or district’s reopening?

Please to complete the reporting form to provide vital information if you have information regarding:

  • An outbreak in a school or worksite
  • A school worksite or classroom closure related to Covid-19
  • A suppression of Covid exposure information 
  • A lack of adequate district/school administrator response to confirmed Covid cases
  • Any other Covid related concern 

Please leave your contact information to allow for confirmation, and we will guard your personal information and only share with your expressed permission. 

If you fear retaliation, or wish to remain anonymous for any reason, you may fill the form only identifying your county and role.

If you have an active health and safety emergency requiring immediate attention please contact your local union.  If you are seeking legal assistance, please also contact your local union.