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No dancing allowed at Sarasota County proms

Posted at 6:38 AM, Mar 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-11 06:38:37-05

SARASOTA COUNTY, Fla. — Prom will go on this year in Sarasota County with some COVID-19 restrictions in place, including no dancing.

The county says the following guidelines were shared by the county with school principals:

  • No Dancing (please consider the layout of the venue and seating arrangements).
  • Games permitted with social distancing guidelines in place.
  • Social distancing will be adhered to and masks will be worn. Students would be grouped in pods and a seating chart developed so that in the event a student is positive the entire group in attendance would not have to be quarantined.
  • Schools can choose the venue, dress, format and additional safety precautions such as temp checks, etc.
  • Only Seniors from the individual school may attend.

The guidelines may differ at charter schools and private schools.