From the initial decision to close schools during the 2019-2020 school year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the re-opening of schools for the 2020-2021 school year, Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) has maintained a steadfast commitment to making sound decisions based on science. Our approach has been and remains comprehensive in nature and is formed by national/state guidance and local conditions.
M-DCPS continues to closely monitor the latest developments concerning the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic as well as local conditions. Due to significantly shifting conditions in our community; the disproportionate impact that the Delta variant is having on individuals, including those who are vaccinated or have antibodies; the fact that vaccinations are not available for all ages; atypical cases involving healthy and younger individuals who have been hospitalized as a result of COVID-19; and the most recent guidance from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), M-DCPS has consulted with local health officials to review and refine the protocols to be followed in all schools and District facilities for the 2021-2022 school year. These protocols include the required use of face coverings by students, employees, visitors, and volunteers; the promotion of physical distancing; increased cleaning and sanitization; and others.
This website is designed to inform stakeholders of the District’s plans for the 2021-2022 school year. On this site, you will find information regarding District programs, policies, and procedures for the 2021-2022 school year.