Orange County Public Schools sees 18 COVID-19 cases at 16 schools this week, district says

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ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County Public Schools has seen an additional 18 COVID-19 cases at 16 schools since Tuesday, the district announced Friday afternoon.


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The schools are:

Hunter’s Creek Middle

Wetherbee Elementary

SunRidge Middle

Lake Silver Elementary

Ocoee Middle

Horizon West Middle

Whispering Oak Elementary

Rock Springs Elementary

Wyndham Lakes Elementary

Walker Middle

Timber Lakes Elementary

Olympia High

Pine Hills Elementary

Lake Whitney Elementary

Southwest Middle

Castleview Elementary

Also since Tuesday, the Department of Health has issued an additional 174 quarantine letters to individuals in 11 schools, the district said.

The schools are:

Orlo Vista Elementary

Lake Silver Elementary

Prairie Lake Elementary

Frangus Elementary

Sunset Park Elementary

Lake Como K8

Clay Springs Elementary

Innovation Middle

Horizon West Middle

Wetherbee Elementary

Olympia High

On Wednesday, the district previously reported 54 confirmed cases in 34 schools and four work locations since Aug. 21, when face-to-face- instruction began.

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The Orange County Health Department announced Thursday it would stop releasing COVID-19 case numbers in schools due to confidentiality concerns, and it would be incumbent upon the school district to do so.

Orange County will release its numbers to the media on Tuesdays and Friday, and officials said it is working on a public dashboard.

Osceola County plans to updates its dashboard on Mondays.

Volusia County will update its dashboard on Wednesdays and Fridays.

Lake County will update its on Friday afternoon, and Marion and Flagler counties plan to release information on Fridays.

For now, the information is only available by request in Brevard County while the district considers a dashboard.

Seminole County said its information is available by public records request.