Employee Benefits
COVID-19 Screening & Vaccine Information

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.


Latest Updates


New Link for Sharing POSITIVE Test Results

A new procedure has been developed to assist staff  when submitting positive COVID results. All NEW cases must be submitted using the following LINK. We will no longer accept positive COVID results via email: covidresults@pasco.k12.fl.us. Submissions using the old email, will be redirected to the new LINK which takes you to a new Mach form, in which a copy of the positive test result will need to be uploaded.


Important information regarding COVID-19 Screening/Testing


COVID TESTING

Pasco County Schols will continue to collaborate with the Department of Health to test symptomatic employees at the Land O’ Lakes COVID testing site (by appointment only). This site is closed to parents and students.  This testing site is for symptomatic staff only.

  • Staff presenting with COVID-like symptoms should call 727-495-6948 to schedule an appointment from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday and on Sundays from 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
  • The test results are processed on-site and given to the employee before they leave the premises after a short 20-minute wait.
  • Staff exposed and not symptomatic cannot be accommodated for testing.
  • The Department of Health has reopened the testing site at the Gulf View Square Mall Sears Auto Center. Testing at this site will be available seven days a week, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. beginning Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.  Appointments are not required, but they are highly recommended to avoid wait times. To make an appointment visit https://testing.nomihealth.com/signup/fl.
  • The Premier Dental Center in Dade City is located at 37944 Pasco Ave, Dade City Florida, 33525 is open for COVID-19 testing Tuesday – Friday from 7:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Appointments are not required. 

SCREENERS

In order to protect the health and safety of staff, students, and volunteers, all those who access Pasco County School locations, including vaccinated individuals, must self-screen daily for symptoms and other risk factors of COVID-19. 

  • Screeners - English 
  • Screeners – Spanish
  • All stakeholders (staff, students, visitors) are required to perform the self-screener, INCLUDING vaccinated individuals. 
  • Screener is required daily. 
  • Screener will be placed on each school’s website and district website. 

 

EMPLOYEE QUARANTINE and LEAVE PROCEDURES

The District, in direct consultation with the Pasco County Department of Health, is in the process of revising its 2021-2022 exposure/quarantine/isolation protocols for employees.

  • Instructions and work/leave options available to employees, based on their specific COVID-related events can be accessed using the link below.
  • In certain circumstances, as outlined in the document link above, employees may be eligible for temporary remote work (work from home) when they test positive for COVID-19 and are subject to isolation by the Department of Health or are seeking a COVID test after failing the employee self-screening instrument.  
  • In certain circumstances, vaccinated employees may be eligible to receive administrative leave from the district when they test positive for COVID-19, are subject to isolation by the Department of Health, or are seeking a COVID test after failing the employee self-screening instrument. Employees who believe they meet the criteria for eligibility must complete the Mach Form below as soon as they know they are being excluded from the workplace and must provide any requested/required supporting documentation within eight (8) working days of returning to work.
  • .  The Administrative Leave Request Mach-Form for Employees should only be submitted if you are not able to work remotely. In the meantime, employees still have access to traditionally applicable leave options (e.g. sick leave).
  • The COVID Response Team is not able to answer questions about leave requests.  If you have questions about leave procedures, please contact 813-794-2748.

 

PASCO COUNTY SCHOOLS COVID-19 PROTOCOLS 2021-2022

Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, Pasco County Schools has implemented protocols to maintain a safe and healthy environment for students and staff. Circumstances regarding COVID-19 and the variants are rapidly changing, and our school district protocols and guidance may be updated as circumstances change. Please reference Pasco County Schools COVID-19 Protocols 2021-2022 posted on the district website for the latest updates.


Community Residents


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.

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:


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.
  • 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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