Daytona Beach, FL - According to reports from the school districts of Volusia and Flagler counties, almost 2,400 students and 400 employees have tested positive for COVID-19, just a month into the school year.
A breakdown from Volusia County Schools (VCS)—which publishes updates every Wednesday and Friday afternoon—says a total of 1,386 students have tested positive for COVID-19 while 1,212 have quarantined. Around 279 employees, 120 of which reportedly quarantined, have also tested positive for COVID-19 since the year began.
84 departments—School Way Cafe, transportation, finance, etc.—and schools across the county have been affected, including those in online school.
In Flagler County Schools, where a total of 13,300 students are enrolled, 1,013 have tested positive for COVID-19. Out of the 1,776 employees in the district, 112 have tested positive for COVID-19. This is across 20 departments and schools, including online learning. The number of students and employees who have quarantined was not available.
The best way to protect yourself from COVID-19 is to wear a face mask, wash your hands, and get a COVID-19 vaccine. If you're looking to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, be sure to visit the state health department's vaccine locator to find an opportunity closest to you.
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