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Sunday, November 28, 2021

40 Alachua County Public Schools students and staff are in quarantine

ACPS quarantine numbers have decreased by about 45 in the past week

Alachua County Public Schools had 40 students and faculty members in quarantine as of Tuesday evening — a decrease of 45 cases since June 8, according to the school district’s COVID-19 dashboard.

Under the district’s protocol, positive COVID-19 cases and people who had close contact with someone who tested positive go into quarantine.

As of Tuesday evening, there were three active student cases and one active staff case. Active cases reflect ACPS students and staff who tested positive in the past 10 days. 

Since the beginning of the school year, 745 Alachua County students and 318 staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.

COVID-19 vaccination sites opened April 22, and staff members, students and Digital Academy students 16 years old and up had the opportunity to get the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. Vaccination sites began administering first doses to students as young as 12 years old on May 13.

As of Tuesday, more than 2500 vaccinations had been administered. The vaccine clinics were made possible by a partnership between ACPS and the Florida Department of Health in Alachua County. 

The clinics were available at various middle and high schools across the county until Tuesday, a day before the end of the school year. 

Cases in Alachua County Public Schools

In elementary schools, there is one student case and one staff case, as of Tuesday evening.

Irby Elementary: 1 student

Lake Forest Elementary: 1 staff

In high schools, there are three student cases and zero staff cases, as of Tuesday evening.

Buchholz High: 1 student

Eastside High: 1 student

Gainesville High: 1 student


Contact Abigail Hasebroock at ahasebroock@alligator.org. Follow her on Twitter @abbeyhasebroock.

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Abigail Hasebroock

Abigail is a second-year journalism major covering university general assignment news for The Alligator. When she’s not catching up on school or reporting, she’s spending time outside, reading or reorganizing her Spotify playlists - usually all at the same time. 


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