Students at Riverdale High School quarantining due to COVID-19 exposure

Posted at 12:39 PM, Dec 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-16 00:11:01-05

LEE COUNTY, Fla — Parents tell FOX 4 a number of students at Riverdale High School are now quarantining because of COVID-19 exposure.

One parent tells FOX 4 her daughter, and at least 50 others that she had heard of are under self-quarantine at home because of it.

The Lee County School District sent home a letter last week saying they were notified that individuals who had recently been to the campus had tested positive for COVID-19.

In the letter, the school district says the FDOH-Lee is in the process of contacting those individuals that are directly impacted.

They say they sent the letter home for information purposes.

The school district also says they have notified the District's Safety Office.

They will follow District Cleaning Protocols to ensure everything is cleaned properly where the individual was on campus.

The district says this incident will not affect the overall face-to-face instruction at the school in the letter.

FOX 4 reached out to the school district, and they confirmed that sports teams are affected.

Just as they don’t identify the grade when a class is closed, the district not identifying the teams.

The Lee County School District is reminding everyone to follow the guidelines listed below.

-Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

-Stay home from school if you are sick.

-Stay home if you are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test.

-Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.

-Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

-Wash your hands regularly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.