Flagler school employee tests positive for coronavirus

A transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, also known as the 2019 novel coronavirus, which causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the United States. Note the crown-like spikes on the outer edge of the virus, hence the term "coron (NIAID-RML)

Flagler Schools has announced that one of their employees has tested positive for COVID-19.

Officials made the announcement on Wednesday.

"Flagler Schools received notification today from the Department of Health of our first employee to test positive for COVID-19," they wrote in a press release. "The Flagler County Health Department quickly conducted its epidemiological investigation, to include contacting anyone determined to have been in close contact with that person."

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The Department of Health defines close contact as being within 6 feet of that person for a ​prolonged ​period of time. 

According to the Florida Department of Health, Flagler County currently has a total of 6 cases of coronavirus. The state total is nearing 2,000 as of Thursday morning.