Pinellas County Schools is working with the CDC, Florida Department of Health and Pinellas County Mosquito Control to educate students and families about the Zika virus and tips for mosquito control. A flyer was sent home to parents on Friday.
Pinellas County Schools utilizes air conditioning and ensures there is no standing water around school sites to reduce mosquito risk.
Concerned parents should spray their student’s skin and clothing with insect repellant before coming to school. Many brands of repellent last up to 8 hours, so spraying before coming to school should provide coverage for the school day.