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Kindergarten class in Wakulla County quarantined after student tests positive for COVID-19

Wakulla High School
Posted at 1:29 PM, Aug 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-20 14:49:23-04

CRAWFORDVILLE, Fla. (WTXL) — A kindergarten class in Wakulla County has been quarantined after a student tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, according to Superintendent Bobby Pearce.

He confirmed to ABC 27 that 14 students in the classroom and the teacher are required to quarantine, just a week after schools opened to students in Wakulla County.

The district did not disclose which elementary school the student attended.

Right now, the county health department is currently conducting contact tracing to determine that exposure has been contained.

Along with that student, the health department confirmed that two other individuals at Wakulla High School tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week. Nine other students were required to go into quarantine.

According to The Wakulla News, the students all attended a church outing with a youth pastor who later tested positive for the virus.

According to Pearce, one of the COVID-19 positive students came to school on Aug. 13, but their parents checked them out of school after they reported feeling poorly.

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

The health department says they have notified both the individuals at the high school 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.