17 positive tests in schools last week, 168 quarantined
There were 17 positive COVID-19 tests among students and employees in the Marion County Public Schools for the week of Oct. 9-15, with 168 people quarantined for having direct contact with someone who tested positive in the schools.
Those who tested positive for COVID-19 included 11 students and six employees at 14 schools, said Kevin Christian, school district spokesman. That resulted in 154 students and 14 employees being quarantined by the Florida Department of Health.
The schools impacted by positive COVID-19 cases were Belleview High, Dunnellon Middle, Emerald Shores Elementary, Marion Technical College, Marion Technical Institute, North Marion Middle, Romeo Elementary, Saddlewood Elementary, Shady Hill Elementary, Sunrise Elementary and Ward-Highlands Elementary