BREAKING: Eau Gallie High School Campus Closed to Brick and Mortar Instruction Due to Coronavirus
By Space Coast Daily // October 16, 2020
closure starts Friday, will run through Oct. 25
Free Covid-19 testing will be provided through the Department of Health for any Eau Gallie student or staff member
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Eau Gallie High School campus has been closed to students as a result of COVID-19 cases and to prevent further spread of the virus, according to Brevard Public Schools. The closure starts at the close of school Friday and will run through Sunday, October 25.
All students currently participating in brick and mortar instruction will be moved to eLearning from home. District and school staff will work with families who need devices for eLearning.
Brevard Public Schools officials said families are being notified of the closure today and should not have their child attend school in person next week.
Brevard Public Schools official stressed the following points:
■ The closure affects all school programming. There will be no bus service Monday, October 19 through Friday. October 23.
■ All activities are canceled. This includes Friday night’s football game versus Palm Bay and all other activities until campus reopens.
■ The district will be providing continuity of feeding for students during the closure. Daily meal packets consisting of one breakfast and one lunch per student can be picked up in the Senior Parking Lot between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday, October 19 through Friday, Oct. 23.
Essential staff including office, custodial and cafeteria employees will report to work on Monday. The instructional staff has been directed to conduct remote instruction from home, Monday, and to return to school on Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Free COVID-19 testing will be provided through the Department of Health for any Eau Gallie student or staff member.
Tests will be offered Monday-Wednesday from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the school. No appointment is needed and a school ID will be required.
During the closure, a custodial team with support from the Office of Environmental Health and Safety will be conducting a deep cleaning and disinfecting of the school. School and district staff will continue to monitor the situation, but as of right now the school is planning to return to normal operations on Monday, October 26.
The Deprtment of Health has notified all families of children who were in close contact with individuals confirmed positive and have requested they quarantine for 14 days.
Students/families who DID NOT receive a letter from the DOH were NOT found to have close interaction with individuals confirmed positive and therefore do not need to quarantine. Families and staff are being asked to continue to conduct daily temperature scans and monitor their health for any signs of potential illness.