The School District of Osceola put out a stern message to those with Spring Break travel plans that involve any foreign country or a cruise ship: you’ll need to self-isolate when you return.

All county public schools are on Spring Break from now through next week. The district is using this time to further clean and disinfect hard surfaces. At this time, no decisions have been made to close schools after Spring Break as the threat of Coronavirus remains low in our community, particularly for young people, and there are no confirmed cases in Osceola County. The Osceola School District. 

However, students or district employees who go on foreign travel, to any country, or who go on a cruise, anywhere, must self-isolate for 14 days upon return until further notice. In addition, There will be no school or district special events or activities involving more than 250 people until further notice.

Those protocols follow the latest recommendations from the Florida Department of Education and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

You are reminded that the best prevention is continued practice of healthy habits, including frequent washing of hands with soap and water, covering coughs and sneezes, and limiting travel. Parents, students, and staff are encouraged to regularly check the district’s website and social media for updates.

Important information will also be shared through Remind text messages and the district’s telephone call-out system. Like on Thursday, the county’s Executive Management Team will hold a press conference at 4 p.m. today to update the public on information.