Eau Gallie High School closes due to COVID 19, reopens Oct. 25
Media Statement from Brevard Public Schools— October 16, 2020
After careful deliberation, in consultation with the Brevard Department of Health, the Superintendent has made the difficult, but proactive decision to close the Eau Gallie High School campus to students. As a result of COVID-19 cases and to prevent further spread of the virus, the closure starts at the close of school today (October 16th) and will run through Sunday, October 25th.
All students currently participating in brick and mortar instruction, will be moved to eLearning from home. Families are being notified of the closure today and should NOT have their child attend school in person next week. District and school staff will work with families who need devices for eLearning.
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 tonight’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 AM – 1 PM, Monday, October 19th through Friday, the 23rd.
Essential staff including office, custodial and cafeteria employees will report to work on Monday. Instructional staff has been directed to conduct remote instruction from home, Monday, and to return to school on Tuesday, 10/20.
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 1:00pm – 4:30pm at the school. No appointment is needed; 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 26th.
The DOH 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.