33 asked to self-quarantine after person with COVID-19 visited high school in Seminole County

A spokesman with Seminole County Public Schools has confirmed to FOX 35 News that a person infected with COVID-19 had been on the campus of a high school.

The incident is reported to have happened at Lake Brantley High School. As a result, 33 individuals have been asked to self-quarantine and not return to the school.  

"All parties impacted have already been notified per our safety protocols," said Michael Lawrence.  "The individuals quarantining have been switched to our Seminole Connect (remote-learning) platform during this timeframe."

Students in Seminole County returned to school for in-person instruction this week despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

According to the Seminole County School District, 44 to 46 percent of families chose the face-to-face learning option district-wide out of more than 67,000 students.

Earlier this week, 18 individuals at Lake Mary Elementary were asked to self-quarantine and not return to the school after a COVID-19 case was reported there. In Altamonte Springs, two 5th-grade teachers giving in-person instruction at an elementary school began the new year self-quarantining after one of them tested positive for COVID-19, the school district said.