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COVID-19 Screening & Vaccine Information

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These resources are made available to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within our community and to continue supporting our staff and students.  COVID-19 screening and testing will continue until further notice.

If you have COVID-19 like symptoms, you can be screened by a Pasco County School Nurse, and if appropriate, receive a free COVID-19 test at one of three locations, Land O' Lakes, Pasco Elementary, and Gulf Middle School.  Please read the information below to obtain access to COVID-19 screening and scheduling for Pasco County School employees.  

Community residents who are are experiencing COVID-19 like symptoms but are not not employees of Pasco County Schools should seek COVID-19 screening through community testing sites.   Find a testing or vaccine site near you or contact your local health department for more information.


COVID-19 VACCINE


The Food & Drug Administration has approved the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 12 years of age or older. To obtain the vaccine in Florida, individuals 12-17 years of age must be accompanied by a guardian.  Click on the links below for additional information:


Important information regarding COVID-19 Screening/Testing


Due to the high volume of staff needing to be scheduled for COVID testing each Monday morning, the district continues to offer Sunday night screening and scheduling for STAFF ONLY.  A Pasco County School Nurse will be available to screen, advise staff and then a scheduler will call you to confirm your COVID test appointment for the following Monday.  Please be patient and leave a message if the call goes to voicemail, and you will be called back within 10-15 minutes.

To schedule an appointment call 727-495-6948. 

  • Staff should only call if they are symptomatic and cannot pass the screener
  • We strongly encourage staff that have COVID like symptoms over the weekend to use Pasco County Schools COVID testing sites on Monday rather than testing at a community location. Our testing sites are prioritized and results are processed faster than at other locations.  

Please send any questions to covidresults@pasco.k12.fl.us

Employee screener links:

Information was added to the employee screener to guide staff who receive the COVID Vaccines.

If you have received the COVID vaccination special consideration should be taken for the following mild to moderate symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Body Aches
  • Headache
  • Pain at Injection Site

These symptoms are common 24-48 hours after vaccinations. This will
not require 10-day isolation. Please follow norm sick day policy.

If you experience severe symptoms such as:

Contact your medical provider for further recommendations. For severe
symptoms, you will need to follow the steps listed above to return to
work.

  • Shortness of breath
  • Loss of taste/smell
  • Symptoms listed as anaphylaxis reaction
  • Free testing available ONLY for Pasco County Schools employees and students
  • Drive-thru testing; all passengers must stay inside the vehicle
  1. Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  2. If soap and water are not available, use alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Cover all dry surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  3. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  4. Avoid close contact - Stay at least 6 feet (social distancing) from other people outside of your home.

Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover (mask) when around others. Face covers are not a substitute for social distancing.

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