SRHS student tests positive for virus; others to quarantine

Sebastian River High School reported its third case of a student testing positive for COVID-19, prompting officials to place 26  students and a staff member on quarantine Tuesday.

There are now 22 incidents involving virus cases reported at traditional schools in Indian River County. There have been 23 incidents reported overall at local campuses.

To date, 386 students and 13 staff members have been placed on two-week quarantines since the start of the school year.

In the latest case, Florida Department of Health conducted contact tracing at Sebastian River High School, according to the School District of Indian River County. Health officials identified 26 students and a staff member who had close contact with the pupil with a positive test.

School officials called the families of the students and told them the youth would need to stay home and monitor their symptoms. The staff member, and student with a positive test, were also instructed to self-quarantine, school officials said.

The students will continue school through virtual learning, authorities said.

All Sebastian River High School families and staff members were notified of the incident. Custodial services continue to disinfect and sanitize all areas of the campus to prevent the spread of COVID-19, officials said.

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

Sept. 28

Indian River Academy:

1 staff member positive, 14 students and 4 staff members told to quarantine

Oct. 2

Vero Beach High School:

1 student positive, 5 told to quarantine

Liberty Magnet School:

1 student positive, 13 students and 3 staff members told to quarantine

Oct. 4

Vero Beach High School:

1 student positive, 12 students and 1 staff member told to quarantine

Oct. 6

Sebastian River High School:

1 student positive, 26 students and 1 staff member 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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