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Lee County schools try to make up for contact tracing difficulties

Southwest Florida schools are dealing with cases of COVID-19 every day, and once those cases come to light, school districts have to then figure out who the infected have come into contact with, and that task can prove daunting. The main issue the School District of Lee County is running into is that the District […]

Seal of the School District of Lee County. Photo via WINK News.

Lee schools superintendent holds Facebook Live for COVID-19 questions

Superintendent Dr. Ken Savage will hold a Facebook live Wednesday at noon to address COVID-19 questions and protocols for the 2021-2022 school year, according to a press release. Families can watch live at noon, or later at their convenience, on the School District of Lee County’s Facebook page. The superintendent and other staff members will […]

Lee County Schools responds to letter from its teachers

The School District of Lee County is responding to teachers who sent a letter demanding change. On Friday, WINK News told you that the teachers union is concerned about the lack of COVID-19 protocols within the district. In that letter sent Friday, the Teacher’s Association in Lee County is worried that too many staff members […]

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Vaccine scams on the rise

The most in-demand item in Southwest Florida right now could also lead to some trouble. You get a long-awaited call that you can get a COVID-19 vaccine shot, but is it too good to be true? Gov. Ron DeSantis said Wednesday that people in Southwest Florida may have to travel to other parts of the […]

Researchers say narrowing social-distancing gap in schools is possible

A change in pandemic rules is getting our teachers and students one step closer to normal. Researchers say a safe “social distance” in schools is now just 3-feet apart, a smooth sign on the road to reopening. A spokesperson with the School District of Lee County said Monday the district needs guidance from the Centers […]