New Coronavirus cases are arising throughout the state of Florida. Manatee County is now at 27,641 Coronavirus cases. More specifically, the schools in Manatee County. Manatee County School District has recently documented 23 new cases spread amongst 18 different school campuses. This has caused 240 new quarantines among students and teachers. Out of the 23 new cases, 20 of them were positive cases with students, while the other 3 are staff.
The 17 school campuses that had the cases are Ballard Elementary with one positive case and 15 people quarantined, Braden River Elementary with one positive case and 18 exposures, Daughtrey Elementary with one positive case and 20 exposures, Gullet Elementary with one positive cases and 8 exposures, Johnson K-8 with one positive student, King Middle with one positive case and 10 exposures, Lakewood Ranch High with one positive student and 11 exposures, MTC with one positive case and three exposures, Nolan Middle with one positive case and 22 exposures, Palm View K-8 with one positive employee and three exposures, Palmetto High School with one positive student and 7 exposures, Parrish Community High with three positive cases and 46 exposures, Prine Elementary with one positive an d 24 exposures, Sea Breeze Elementary with one positive case and 20 exposures, Southeast High with 2 positive students and a pending number of exposures, and Tara Elementary with one positive student and 5 exposures.
This is a large amount in such a little time. This is affecting the students’ learning for the two weeks they’re quarantined. Which affects grades and performance in certain classes that need face-to-face interaction and understanding for the student. With cases continuing to rise, more and more students and staff will be quarantined throughout this school year. Schools will still continue sanitation between classes and regularly cleaning to prevent as many cases as possible within schools.