FCAAP Releases December Updates to White Paper Regarding Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP) today released updates to “FCAAP Recommendations Regarding Schools During the COVID-19 Pandemic” – a white paper to assist Florida’s school superintendents as they operate schools in their districts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The following updates have been made to the paper since the update of November 23, 2020:

  • Update on infection rate in Florida.
  • The importance of community mitigation efforts to protect schools re-emphasized.
  • Short discussion of importance of influenza vaccine and of COVID-19 vaccines.
  • Statement and rational against adopting the CDC guidance: “Options to Reduce Quarantine for
    Contacts of Persons with SARS-CoV-2 Infection Using Symptom Monitoring and Diagnostic
    Testing, in school settings.
  • Updated information on the use of antigen tests in diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • Addition of quarantine recommendations for individuals previously infected with SARS-CoV-2
    who are then exposed to a case of COVID-19.
  • Management of people who have been exposed who had previously been infected.

    Click here to view the updated white paper.