COCOA BEACH, Florida – Some students and staff at Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School are being told to quarantine after the Brevard County Florida Department of Health notified Brevard Public Schools that a student tested positive for COVID-19.
“The DOH has notified all families of children and staff who were in close contact with this individual and informed them of the need to quarantine for a specified number of days,” Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School principal Mark J. Rendell wrote in a letter to parents.
“If you did NOT receive a letter from the DOH that means your child did NOT have close interaction with this person and therefore does NOT need to quarantine.”
So far, BPS has not received any reports of other students or staff members experiencing illness or symptoms resembling those of COVID-19, but school administrators are monitoring the situation closely.
“Nothing is more important than the health and safety of our students, staff and families,” Rendell added. “We continue to follow all COVID-related safety procedures as defined in our district reopening plan…”
The quarantine notice at Cocoa Beach Junior/Senior High School comes on the heels of classroom closures at Merritt Island High School and Audobon, Cambridge, and Viera elementary schools and the entire school shutdown of Golfview Elementary.
Parents and guardians are expected to conduct daily temperature scans prior to leaving for school in the morning and to monitor their child closely for any sign of potential illness.