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Sunday, February 28, 2021

More than 700 Alachua County Public School students and staff in quarantine

This increase continues to be tied to athletes who have tested positive on sports teams

In its fourth week of classes, Alachua County Public School District has 702 students and faculty in quarantine, according to the school district’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Under protocol, those in quarantine reflect positive cases, people who have had significant contact with someone who is positive, and in the case of sports teams, if an athlete or coach tests positive, the entire team must go into quarantine. ACPS’s total enrollment is 26,642 students as of Jan. 26.

There are 56 active COVID-19 student cases and 30 active staff cases as of Tuesday night. These cases represent students and staff who have reported a positive test result to ACPS within the past 10 days.

As of Monday morning, the contacts in quarantine continue to be due to athletes who have tested positive on sports teams, ACPS spokesperson Jackie Johnson said.

There has been no classroom spread as of Monday, Johnson said. 

ACPS continues to follow the advice of the Scientific Medical Advisory Council, which includes UF experts who monitor the county’s cases on a daily basis, Johnson said.

In elementary schools, there are 13 student cases and 11 staff cases, as of Tuesday night. 

  • Chiles Elementary: 1 staff

  • Duval Early Learning: 1 student

  • Foster Elementary: 1 staff

  • High Springs Community: 1 student 

  • Idylwild Elementary: 2 staff

  • Irby Elementary: 1 student

  • Littlewood Elementary: 4 students, 1 staff

  • Meadowbrook Elementary: 1 student 

  • Newberry Elementary: 1 staff

  • Norton Elementary: 1 staff

  • Parker Elementary: 1 student, 1 staff

  • Shell Elementary: 1 staff 

  • Talbot Elementary: 2 students, 1 staff

  • Terwilliger Elementary: 1 staff

  • Williams Elementary: 1 student

  • Duval Early Learning: 1 student

In middle schools, there are 13 student cases and 10 staff cases, as of Tuesday night.

  • Bishop Middle: 1 student

  • Ft. Clarke Middle: 2 students, 1 staff 

  • Kanapaha Middle: 4 students, 2 staff 

  • Lincoln Middle: 3 students, 4 staff

  • Mebane Middle: 1 student

  • Oak View Middle: 2 staff

  • Westwood Middle: 2 students, 1 staff

In high schools, there are 29 student cases and 6 staff cases, as of Tuesday night.

  • Buchholz High: 11 students, 2 staff 

  • Eastside High: 2 students

  • Gainesville High: 2 students, 1 staff

  • Loften High School: 1 staff

  • Newberry High: 3 students, 1 staff

  • Santa Fe High School: 11 students, 1 staff

In centers, there is 1 student case, as of Tuesday night.

  • Sidney Lanier Center: 1 student

In departments, there are 3 staff cases, as of Tuesday night.

  • Manning Anex: 1 staff 

  • Sivia Center: 1 staff

  • Transportation: 1 staff

Contact Daniella Sevares at dsevares@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @DaniellaSevares.

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Daniella Sevares

Daniella Sevares is a third-year student and an education reporter for the Metro team. She’s from Miami, and she loves going to the beach when she’s not writing.


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