More than 20 students self-quarantining after student tests positive for COVID-19 at Osceola County school

OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — More than 20 students in Osceola County are now in quarantine after a high school student tested positive for COVID-19, the school district said.

The school district reported Monday that some students at Tohopekaliga High School are out of the classroom. One student tested positive and now 23 students are quarantined, and not all of them were in the same class.

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Last week, Harmony Middle School was shut down for two weeks after 10 staff members tested positive. Since the announcement, three more staff members have tested positive.

A student at the school has tested positive, and the school district did contact tracing and found 22 students who may have had direct contact with the infected student.

Even with precautions in place, school leaders know people can still get sick.

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The students have been asked to quarantine and were also asked to head back to virtual learning.

The quarantined students at the school are not just from one class. Since students change classes in high school, they had to figure out which students sat close or were in direct contact with the infected student.

Jeff Deal

Jeff Deal, WFTV.com

I joined the Eyewitness News team as a reporter in 2006.