After Harmony Middle School was closed for two weeks when 10 staff members tested positive for the coronavirus, the School District of Osceola County launched a web page on their district website that provides a very transparent weekly update in COVID-19 instances within the district. That update clearly shows how many students and staff are quarantining and how many have tested positive for COVID-19.

In the first two week weekly reports (August 24 and August 31), the district is showing that over 400 individuals have been asked to quarantine by the Florida Department of Health.

According to the Aug. 31 report, the following schools have had the highest number of COVID-19 incidents:

  • Tohopekaliga High School: 99 students in quarantine, 2 students have tested positive
  • Gateway High School: 45 students in quarantine, 3 students have tested positive
  • Harmony High School: 56 students in quarantine, 2 students have tested positive, one staff member in quarantine, 1 staff member tested positive
  • Kissimmee Middle School: 44 students in quarantine, 3 students tested positive
  • Thacker Elementary School: 32 students in quarantine, 5 staff members quarantined, 1 staff member tested positive

The August 31 report from the school district shows 26 students have tested positive for COVID-19, while staff members have tested positive 14 times, that’s not including the 12 teachers who tested positive at Harmony Middle School for the week ending in Aug. 24.

In the same district report, Harmony Middle School has had four students and four staff members test positive, which currently leads the district. Harmony Middle is currently shuttered but is planning on reopening on Sept. 14. Harmony Middle’s students were moved to virtual learning when the school was closed to in-person learning. To view the August 31 COVID-19 incidents report – click here.