Brevard Public Schools Shuts Down Golfview Elementary Due To COVID-19

Golfview Elementary

ROCKLEDGE, Florida – Brevard Public Schools announced Tuesday evening that the entire campus of Golfview Elementary Magnet School in Rockledge, Florida will be closed due to COVID-19.

“After careful deliberation, in consultation with the Brevard Department of Health, the Superintendent has made the difficult, but proactive decision to close Golfview Elementary’s campus to students for three days as a result of expanded cases of COVID-19 and to prevent further spread of the virus,” Brevard Public Schools stated in a release.

“The closure will take place immediately. All students currently participating in brick-and-mortar instruction will be moved to eLearning from home or paper/pencil packets.

Families are being notified of the closure this evening and should NOT have their child attend school for the remainder of the week.”

The closure affects all school programming. There will be no bus service or before- and after-school care through Friday, September 4, 2020.

Brevard Public Schools 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 car loop between 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM, beginning Wednesday, September 2nd through Friday, September 4th.

Essential staff including office, custodial, cafeteria, and aftercare employees will report to work tomorrow, Wednesday, Sept. 2, with instructional staff to return on Thursday, Sept. 3 to conduct eLearning from their classrooms.

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 to determine if a longer closure period is necessary, but as of right now, the school will return to normal operations on Tuesday, September 8th.

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.