Each student, employee, visitor, vendor, or other person may voluntarily wear a face covering at their discretion.  The following face covering types are acceptable:

  • Commercially produced and disposable masks
  • Cloth face coverings
  • Clear face coverings
  • Face shields

If an individual opts to wear a face covering:

  • The covering must comply with the dress code (cannot contain questionable language or symbols)
  • They should remember to not touch their face covering and wash their hands frequently
  • If a reusable, cloth covering is worn, they should ensure it is cleaned regularly
Face covering are encouraged for unvaccinated individuals.


As previously communicated, it has been determined that the ability to work remotely will no longer be granted as a workplace accommodation for COVID 19.

Onsite employees can request additional Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) at their location, or request to take a Leave of Absence in accordance with School Board Policies GCC and GDC.


OCPS strongly encourages staff and parents of eligible students to consider the vaccine in consultation with your health advisor.  OCPS is aware, however, that certain employees may be unable to receive a COVID 19 vaccination.  Employees may submit a vaccination exception for one of two reasons:

  • A medical reason or
  • A sincerely held religious belief, practice or observance that prohibits vaccination.

Employees should review and submit the Employee Covid 19 Vaccine Exception Request Process and Form

This supports the OCPS agreement that allows fully vaccinated employees, or employees with an approved reasonable accommodation, required to miss work by the District because of COVID-related circumstances, to be placed on medical relief of duty with pay for the time prescribed by the Florida Department of Health of Orange County. 

The ADA Office through the Office of Legal Services oversees and coordinates the Reasonable Accommodation process on behalf of the District. If you are an individual with a disability and would like to initiate the ADA Reasonable Accommodation Process, please visit ADA Accommodation Request.