50 students, staff quarantined after 4 people test positive for COVID-19 at Orange County elementary school

Eccleston Elementary in Orange County pivots to LaunchED

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Another Orange County school is switching students to online learning due to confirmed cases of COVID-19.

After consulting with the health department, Orange County Public Schools informed the parents and staff of Eccleston Elementary that all students enrolled in face-to-face learning students will switch to LaunchED@Home instruction starting Wednesday.

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The move comes after four COVID-19 cases resulted in 50 students and staff being quarantined, according to the school district.

The district says the majority of students and staff will be able to resume face-to-face learning on Tuesday, Nov. 3, though some quarantines could go longer.

As has been the case with other school closures, the entire Eccleston Elementary School campus will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected before students and staff return.