34 students, employees quarantined in Holmes Co. after being exposed to COVID-19

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HOLMES COUNTY, Fla. (WDHN) — Thirty-one Holmes County students and three employees are now under quarantine after being exposed to COVID-19, according to the school district.

The school system has just had its first on-campus cases, which have been reported to both the Department of Health and Department of Education.

“As we have worked through our procedures to identify affected individuals, we have been pleased to see that teachers are maintaining seating charts and social distancing in their classrooms and in common areas such as the cafeteria, and that students are adhering to the guidelines on the buses to the best of their abilities,” the school district said. “As a result of their diligence, we were able to limit the quarantining to close contacts only and not entire classes.”

The students that were quarantined will be able to use the Innovative Learning platform to learn.

Right now, the district is working to see how to provide regular updates on the COVID-19 situation, but due to privacy laws, they can’t say which schools or grade levels have been affected

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