VBHS student tests positive for virus; 36 to quarantine

A Vero Beach High School student tested positive for COVID-19, prompting school officials to place 35 other students on a two-week quarantine Tuesday, authorities said.

This is the 3rd incident involving COVID-19 cases reported at Vero Beach High School. It is the 17th incident to be reported at traditional schools in the county, and the 18th reported incident overall.

To date, more than 300 students and four staff members have been placed on two-week quarantines since the start of the school year.

In the latest case, Florida Department of Health identified 35 students at Vero Beach High School who came in close contact with the pupil with a positive test, according to the School District of Indian River County. School officials called the families of the students and instructed the youth to stay home and monitor their symptoms.

The student with a positive test was also told to quarantine, officials said. All Vero Beach High School families and staff members were notified of the incident.

The students will continue school through virtual learning, officials said. Custodial services continue to disinfect and sanitize all areas of the campus.

COVID-19 cases reported at Indian River County schools

*Note, the orders to quarantine also are required for the students or staff members with positive tests, in addition to those identified through close contact tracing.

Traditional schools

Aug. 28

Vero Beach High School:

1 student positive, 46 students told to quarantine

Aug. 29

Osceola Magnet School:

2 students positive, 9 students told to quarantine

Sept. 2

Fellsmere Elementary School:

1 student positive, 17 students and a staff member told to quarantine

Sept. 3

Sebastian River High School:

1 student positive, 9 students told to quarantine 

Sept. 7

Vero Beach High School:

1 student positive, 14 students told to quarantine

Sept. 8

Vero Beach Elementary:

1 staff member positive, No one placed on quarantine

Gifford Middle School:

1 staff member positive, 32 students told to quarantine

Oslo Middle School:

1 student positive, 19 students told to quarantine

Sept. 9

Oslo Middle School:

1 student positive, 11 students told to quarantine

Sept. 10

Vero Beach Elementary:

Two students positive, 19 students told to quarantine

Sept. 11

Glendale Elementary:

1 student positive, 13 students told to quarantine 

Sept. 14

School District:

1 offsite staff member positive, 1 student told to quarantine

Sept. 16

Sebastian River High School:

1 student positive, no one told to quarantine

Oslo Middle School:

1 student positive, 23 students told to quarantine

Sept. 17

Dodgertown Elementary:

1 student positive, 12 students told to quarantine

Sept. 18

Storm Grove Middle School:

1 student positive, 18 students told to quarantine

Sept. 22

Vero Beach High School:

1 student positive, 35 students told to quarantine

Non-traditional schools

Sept. 18

Indian River Charter High School:

1 student positive, 17 students told to quarantine

 

 

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