Elementary student tests positive for virus; others to quarantine

Beachland Elementary School reported its first COVID-19 case Sunday, leading officials to place 16 students and two staff members on quarantine.

There are now 27 incidents involving virus cases reported at traditional schools in Indian River County. There have been 28 incidents reported overall at local campuses.

To date, 464 students and 18 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 Beachland Elementary School after a student tested positive, according to the School District of Indian River County. Health officials identified 15 other students and two staff members that had close contact with the pupil.

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

All Beachland Elementary School families and staff members were notified of the incident. The students will continue school through virtual learning.

Custodial services continue to disinfect and sanitize all areas of the campus 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

Oct. 18

Beachland Elementary School:

1 student positive, 15 students and 2 staff members 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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