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No Quarantine For Fully Vaccinated Students In Sarasota County

The Sarasota Department of Health says the change is based on CDC guidance, which states that fully vaccinated people can resume normal activities.

Fully vaccinated students in Sarasota County who are exposed to COVID-19 can continue playing sports and going to school unless they show symptoms.

Previously, all COVID-exposed students faced mandatory quarantines.

The Sarasota Department of Health says the change is based on CDC guidance, which states that fully vaccinated people can resume normal activities.

A spokesperson for Sarasota County Schools says the policy is not a school district rule but that the health department is in charge of contact tracing and quarantine guidance.

The Florida High School Athletic Association said that, "since the beginning of the pandemic, school districts have been encouraged to work with their local health departments to implement COVID-19 policies they see fit for their areas and we trust them to continue to work together."


It was not clear whether other school districts would adopt similar policies.

The Florida Department of Health in Sarasota has scheduled another Pfizer vaccination clinic for anyone age 12 or older this Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sarasota Square Mall.

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