MARTIN COUNTY — Seventy-five South Fork High School students and six teachers will have to quarantine after a student exhibited COVID-19 symptoms, district officials confirmed Sunday.
One-hundred and twenty-one students have been forced to quarantine since schools reopened Tuesday.
The Department of Health Sunday informed district officials that students and teachers would have to quarantine for the 14-day period, district spokesperson Jennifer DeShazo said. She could not confirm when the student first became ill.
Students on one bus route will also need to quarantine. The number of students riding the bus could not be confirmed by district staff at press time.
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This is the first high school to have to quarantine students and the largest number to have to do so at once.
District officials earlier on Sunday confirmed that 26 students from two classrooms at J.D. Parker Elementary School would have to pivot to remote learning; officials on Friday announced 11 students at Hobe Sound Elementary would do the same; and on Wednesday — one day after schools reopened — nine students from one classroom at SeaWind Elementary were sent home after meeting the criteria for being contacts to a presumed positive case.
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Sommer Brugal is TCPalm’s education reporter for Indian River, St Lucie and Martin counties. You can keep up with Sommer on Twitter @smbrugal and give her a call at 772-221-4231.
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