VBHS student tests positive for virus; 33 to quarantine

Vero Beach High School reported its sixth COVID-19 case on campus, leading officials to place 33 students on quarantine Wednesday, authorities said.

There are now 24 incidents involving virus cases reported at traditional schools in Indian River County. There have been 25 incidents reported overall at local campuses.

To date, 436 students and 15 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 Vero Beach High School after a student tested positive, according to the School District of Indian River County. Health officials identified 32 other students who had close contact with the pupil.

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

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

All Vero Beach High School students and families were notified of the incident. Custodial services continue to disinfect and sanitize all areas of the campus.

In late September, traditional schools had 9,406 students attending class in person, 2,114 enrolled in transitional learning and 3,420 enrolled in virtual learning, 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

Oct. 9

Treasure Coast Technical College:

1 student positive, 16 students and 2 staff members told to quarantine

Oct. 14

Vero Beach High School:

1 student positive, 32 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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