100 positive tests in schools, 692 quarantined following Thanksgiving


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Posted December 7, 2020 | By Ainslie Lee, Ocala Gazette

There were 100 positive COVID-19 tests within Marion County Public Schools during a twoweek timeframe between Nov. 20 and Dec. 3, MCPS reported. Of those 100 positive tests, 62 were students and 38 were employees.  

In addition to the positive tests, 628 students and 64 employees were also quarantined by the Florida Department of Health after having direct contact with someone who had tested positive for the virus.   

According to MCPS’s report, 43 total schools and departments were impacted by positive tests during the two-week period. Thirty-seven schools saw positive tests, while six other departments, such as the food service department and transportation department, also had positive tests.  

Courtesy of Marion County Public Schools