Students quarantined due to cases of COVID-19 at Orange County elementary school

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. — All students in three different grade levels at Avalon Elementary School in Orange County will switch to LaunchED@Home learning after four confirmed cases of COVID-19 at the school resulting in 38 quarantines.

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This affects all kindergarten, second and fourth grade students.

The district’s COVID-19 dashboard shows three teachers and one student tested positive.

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They’ll begin LaunchED instruction Wednesday and continue through Friday, October 23rd, following their normal daily schedule. The students will return to campus the following Monday.

The kindergarten, second, and fourth grade students and staff will not be able to participate in any school events or activities during that time.

The district says they’ll also spend that time cleaning and disinfecting the school.

OCPS says they didn’t have to close the whole school- as they’d previously done with high schools with COVID-19 cases- because elementary school students aren’t as mobile throughout the day, typically spending much of the day in a single class with the same kids.




Cierra Putman, WFTV.com

Cierra Putman flew south to join Eyewitness News in July 2016.