Weekly report of COVID-19 in schools for the week of September 27th

Posted at 3:46 PM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 15:46:20-04

As the 2020-2021 school year continues during the COVID-19 pandemic, ABC Action News will take parents and guardians through the numbers of COVID-19 in the Tampa Bay area school systems.
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  • 56 new cases among teachers and students
  • Sumner High School will play Durant High School in football. Durant was originally scheduled to play Kathleen High School (Polk).
  • Sickles High School will play Zephyrhills. Originally they were supposed to play Sunlake High School (Pasco).


  • 31 new cases among staff and students


      • The district is removing their COVID-19 dashboard. So, the public will be required to depend on the State statistics that are released every Tuesday. Those numbers are a week old.
      • From September 27 through September 30th- the district saw 26 cases

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        • 26 new cases among staff and students


        • 7 cases among students and staff
        • Sarasota County changed it's COVID-19 Dashboard. The district no longer is identifying daily or cumulative cases, simply who in their schools is currently positive and/or isolated.


        • 2 new cases among students and staff.
        • No new cases reported on September 29th, 30th and October 1st.


            • 3 new cases among staff and students
            • No new cases reported on the 29th.


            • 12 new cases among students and staff.

            ***Weekly data is from Sunday, Sept.27 to October 2nd at 11AM.