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16 new cases of COVID-19 virus identified at Marion County Schools

The Marion County School District identified 16 positive COVID-19 cases last week among 11 students and five employees.

The district also reported 83 students and 26 employees in quarantine. Also, 295 students were sent home from schools last week with symptoms of the potentially deadly virus.

The Marion County schools and departments that were affected by the positive cases include Belleview High School, Curriculum and Instruction, Dr. N.H. Jones Elementary School, Dunnellon High School, Elementary Education, Forest High School, Fort McCoy High School, Greenway Elementary School, Harbour View Elementary School, Liberty Middle School, Marion Oaks Elementary School and West Port High School.

The Lake County School District reported 40 positive cases last week among 21 students and 19 employees. The district also reported 379 students and 61 employees in quarantine. Those quarantine numbers include those who have tested positive as well.

Lake County schools and departments affected by the latest COVID-19 results include:

  • Beverly Shores Elementary School (2 students positive, 1 staff member positive, 41 students quarantined, 8 staff members quarantined);
  • East Ridge Middle School (1 student positive, 11 students quarantined, 1 staff member quarantined).
  • Eustis Elementary School (2 students positive, 2 students quarantined);
  • Eustis Heights Elementary School (1 staff positive, 3 staff members quarantined);
  • Eustis Middle School (1 staff member positive, 6 staff members quarantined);
  • Eustis High School (1 staff positive, 6 students quarantined, 3 staff members quarantined);
  • Grassy Lake Elementary School (1 staff member positive, 1 student quarantined, 1 staff member quarantined);
  • Lake Hills School (2 staff members positive, 2 staff members quarantined);
  • Lake Technical College (2 students positive, 1 staff member positive, 15 students quarantined, 2 staff members quarantined);
  • Leesburg High School (1 student positive, 1 student quarantined);
  • Mascotte Charter School (1 student positive, 1 staff member positive, 13 students quarantined, 3 staff members quarantined);
  • Minneola Charter School (1 student positive, 25 students quarantined, 5 staff members quarantined);
  • Mount Dora Middle School (1 student positive, 1 staff member positive, 11 students quarantined, 1 staff member quarantined);
  • Mount Dora High School (1 student positive, 1 staff member positive, 38 students quarantined, 4 staff members quarantined);
  • Round Lake Charter School (1 student positive, 22 students quarantined);
  • Sawgrass Bay Elementary School (3 students positive, 21 students quarantined, 2 staff members quarantined);
  • Sorrento Elementary School (1 staff member positive, 14 students quarantined, 3 staff members quarantined);
  • South Lake High School (1 student positive, 2 staff members positive, 21 students quarantined, 3 staff members quarantined);
  • Transportation Department (1 staff member positive, 30 students quarantined, 8 staff members quarantined);
  • Triangle Elementary School (3 staff members positive, 1 student quarantined, 5 staff members quarantined);
  • Triangle Elementary School (1 staff member positive, 2 staff members quarantined);
  • Triangle Elementary School (1 staff member positive, 1 student quarantined, 2 staff members quarantined);
  • Villages Elementary School (1 staff member positive, 1 staff member quarantined);
  • Windy Hill Middle School (4 students positive, 106 students quarantined).

The Sumter County School District has reported 59 COVID-19 cases among students since school started at the end of August, with 32 of those being at The Villages Charter School. The other Sumter County schools that have identified cases among students include South Sumter High School (14), Webster Elementary School (3), South Sumter Middle School (3), Lake Panasoffkee Elementary School (3), Wildwood Elementary School (2) and the district’s E-Learning program (2).

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