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3 teachers, 1 student at Suwannee School positive for COVID-19 since Aug.10 reopening

Posted at 6:23 PM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 18:23:37-04

SUWANNEE COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) — Florida's Department of Health confirms at least four cases of coronavirus have occurred at Suwannee School within the first four days of reopening for the fall semester.

FDOH said one student tested positive and is in quarantine along with three teachers.

People they were in contact with have been identified and are now in isolation, according to a statement from the FDOH.

A representative for the Florida Health Department of Lafayette and Suwannee Counties issued the following statement regarding Suwannee Schools:

"Thank you for your inquiry. Suwannee Schools resumed operation Monday, August 10, 2020. At this time, there is one student who has tested positive and is currently following quarantine protocols. In cooperation with the school system, contact tracing has identified additional close contacts who are in isolation. Additionally, several school personnel tested positive prior to the school year starting and are currently completing their quarantine period. Three staff members have tested positive since school started and are in quarantine. Those individuals who are close contacts have been contacted."

The district was one of the first in Florida to reopen classrooms on Monday.