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DOH-Wakulla: 3 COVID-19 cases reported in Wakulla County Schools

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Posted at 10:08 AM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 12:50:31-04

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) — Just a week after schools opened to students in Wakulla County, the health department has confirmed that three individuals in the Wakulla County school district have tested positive for COVID-19.

The Florida Department of Health in Wakulla County confirmed to ABC 27 that they were notified of cases of COVID-19 in two individuals at Wakulla High School.

The third case has been confirmed at an elementary school in the county, according to health officials.

DOH-Wakulla did not specify if the individuals were students, staff or teachers.

The health department says they have notified both the individuals and all close contacts, which is anyone who had face-to-face contact or shared a small space for a long period of time with an infected person.

Close contacts have been instructed to quarantine at home for 14 days from their last date of contact and monitor for signs and symptoms of COVID-19.