Virus cases reported at 2 schools; students and staff to quarantine

A high school and an elementary school both reported COVID-19 cases on campus Friday, leading officials to place several students and a staff member on quarantine.

There are now 26 incidents involving virus cases reported at traditional schools in Indian River County. There have been 27 incidents reported overall at local campuses.

To date, 448 students and 16 staff members have been placed on two-week quarantines since the start of the school year.

In the latest two cases, Florida Department of Health conducted contact tracing at Vero Beach High School and Dodgertown Elementary School. Those who tested positive for COVID-19 include a student at the high school and a staff member at the elementary school, the School District of Indian River County said.

The health department identified four students who had close contact with the pupil with a positive test at Vero Beach High School, officials said. Health officials also identified seven students who had close contact with the staff member at Dodgertown Elementary.

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

All school families and staff members at the two campuses were also notified of the incidents. The students will continue school through virtual learning, officials said.

Custodial services continue to disinfect and sanitize all areas of the campuses to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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

Oct. 16

Vero Beach High School:

1 student positive, 4 students told to quarantine

Dodgertown Elementary School:

1 staff positive, 7 students

Non-traditional schools

Sept. 18

Indian River Charter High School:

1 student positive, 17 students told to quarantine

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