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

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — West Orange High School will be closed for two weeks after more than 100 students and staff had direct contact with people who tested positive for COVID-19, Orange County Public Schools announced Friday evening.

Classes will move to LaunchEd@Home through Oct. 2. There will also be no extracurricular or co-curricular activities during that time, the district said. Face-to-face learning will resume on Oct. 5.

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There are 159 students and staff that have been identified as having direct contact with at least 10 individuals who tested positive for COVID-19, the district said. Quarantine letters from the Florida Department of Health will be sent out.

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The Department of Health will be offering free drive-thru COVID-19 testing in the parking lot of West Orange High School that is exclusively for students and staff who have been on campus. Priority will be given to those in quarantine, the district said.

Adam Poulisse, WFTV.com

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