WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (WFLA) – The grounds of Pinecrest Academy along State Road 54 in Pasco County were quiet Friday afternoon. The principal confirmed to 8 On Your Side that the school shut down after a staff member tested positive for COVID-19.
“Our school shifted to our Remote-Live Learning platform when we were made aware that we had one individual at our school test positive for COVID-19,” Principal Aimee Mielke said. “We took this step as a necessary precaution to limit exposure to our students and staff members. An environmental deep cleaning of our entire campus took place.”
It is unclear when the school will re-open.
“I think they’re doing the right thing,” a man who asked not to be identified told us.
He said he works at a local public high school.
“With a school setting, there’s an avenue for transmission,” he said.
Earlier this week, 8 On Your Side reported how at least two people at Lake Wales High School, a charter school in Polk County, tested positive for COVID-19.
That school has also closed.
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