More virus cases, quarantines reported at schools

More than 90 students were placed on two-week quarantines within the past six days after more COVID-19 cases were reported at seven schools.

School officials placed 93 students and four staff members on self-quarantine and ordered them to monitor their symptoms, according to the School District of Indian River County. There have been 35 virus cases total reported at traditional campuses and 38 overall at Indian River County schools.

To date, nearly 600 students have been placed on two-week quarantines since the start of the school year. The latest cases were reported at Vero Beach High School, Indian River Academy, Vero Beach Elementary School, Sebastian River High School, Fellsmere Elementary School, Rosewood Magnet School and Oslo Middle School.

The cases were reported from Oct. 20 through Oct. 23, and Sunday, school officials said. Florida Department of Health conducted contact tracing to identify which students or staff members had close contact with the individuals with positive tests.

Those with positive tests were also ordered to quarantine. The students will continue school through virtual learning, officials said.

Families and staff members at each school were notified of the cases. Custodial services continue to disinfect and sanitize 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 else 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 students 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 told to quarantine

Oct. 18

Beachland Elementary School:

1 student positive, 15 students and 2 staff members told to quarantine

Oct. 19

Dodgertown Elementary School:

1 staff member positive, no additional quarantines for other staff or students

Oct. 20

Vero Beach High School:

1 student positive, 16 students and 1 staff member told to quarantine

Indian River Academy:

1 student positive, 6 students told to quarantine

Oct. 21

Vero Beach Elementary School:

1 student positive, 6 students and 2 staff members told to quarantine

Oct. 22

Sebastian River High School:

1 student positive, 5 students told to quarantine

Fellsmere Elementary School:

1 student positive, 16 students told to quarantine

Oct. 23

Rosewood Magnet School:

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

Oct. 25

Oslo Middle School:

1 student positive, 25 students told to quarantine  

Non-traditional schools

Sept. 15

St. Edward’s School:

1 person positive, 24 students told to quarantine 

Sept. 18

Indian River Charter High School:

1 student positive, 17 students told to quarantine

Oct. 15

St. Edward’s School:

1 student positive, 8 students told to quarantine

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