Glendale Elementary student tests positive for virus; others to quarantine

INDIAN RIVER COUNTY — A Glendale Elementary student tested positive for COVID-19, prompting school officials to place 13 other students on a two-week quarantine Friday, authorities said.

This is the 11th incident total at Indian River County schools where students were told to quarantine after COVID-19 cases were reported on campuses. To date, about 200 students have been quarantined since the start of the school year.

In the latest case at Glendale Elementary, the Florida Department of Health identified 13 other students who came in close contact with the pupil with a positive test, according to the School District of Indian River County. School officials called the families of the students and notified them the children need to stay home and monitor their symptoms, authorities said.

The pupil with the positive test was also instructed to quarantine. The students will continue their education through virtual learning, school officials said.

All Glendale Elementary families and staff members were also notified of the incident. Custodial services continue to disinfect and sanitize all areas of the campus.

Several other Indian River County schools previously placed students on quarantine after COVID-19 cases were reported on campus. Those schools include:

  • Vero Beach High School
  • Fellsmere Elementary
  • Sebastian River High School
  • Osceola Magnet School
  • Vero Beach Elementary
  • Gifford Middle School
  • Oslo Middle School

Indian River County had a cumulative amount of 2,962 COVID-19 cases as of Friday, including 104 deaths, according to the Florida Department of Health.

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