Orange County Public Schools confirms 21 COVID-19 cases among students, employees

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — Orange County Public Schools said as of Friday, August 21, they’ve had 21 lab-confirmed cases of COVID-19 among students and employees.

Out of the 21 confirmed cases, 13 were students who had been on campus at 11 schools.

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Those schools are as follows:

  • John Young Elementary
  • College Park Middle
  • Sunset Park Elementary
  • East River High
  • Lakeview Middle
  • Piedmont Lakes Middle
  • Rock Springs Elementary
  • Spring Lake Elementary
  • Ocoee Middle
  • Northlake Park Elementary
  • University High

According to the Department of Health, they were all community-based transmissions, not at the schools.

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The remaining eight cases were among school-based employees who’ve tested positive since Aug. 21. Those additional eight affected schools are:

  • Southwest Middle
  • Keene’s Crossing Elementary
  • Bonneville Elementary
  • Lake Como K-8
  • Lakeville Elementary
  • Clay Springs Elementary
  • Pineloch Elementary
  • Spring Lake Elementary

The district said the parents of students in all of the affected schools have received notification from their principals.

They remind parents not to send children to school if they’re not feeling well, if someone else in the household has tested positive for COVID-19, or if you have symptoms and are waiting for the results of a test.