Olympia High reopens as West Orange High shuts down due to COVID-19 cases

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — The student body of one Orange County high school is returning to in-person classes for the first time in two weeks Monday just as another is going fully virtual due to COVID-19.

West Orange High School is shutting down its campus for two weeks after 12 people at the school tested positive for the virus. All 922 face-to-face students will pivot to online learning starting Monday.

READ: Olympia High School campus to reopen after student cases of COVID-19

Meanwhile, face-to-face Olympia High School students are heading back to classrooms for the first time in two weeks after contact tracers determined some of those who tested positive at the school attended a birthday party together.

The Department of Health in Orange County reported 13 students were at the party and that out of an abundance of caution, it chose to shut down the school.

READ: West Orange High School closes due to positive COVID-19 cases, moves to online classes

As of Monday morning, there are 174 confirmed COVID-19 cases within the Orange County school district.

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Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson, WFTV.com

Sarah Wilson joined WFTV Channel 9 in 2018 as a digital producer after working as an award-winning newspaper reporter for nearly a decade in various communities across Central Florida.