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Second Indian River County school closes due to COVID-19 outbreak

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With the spike in COVID-19 cases and the Delta variant lurking in the back of everyone’s mind.

A second school has been shut down because of a COVID-19 outbreak, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Treasure Coast Elementary will remain closed through Sept. 10.

The decision to close the school on the Treasure Coast was because of high COVID-19 cases among faculty, Superintendent David Moore said.

On Tuesday, the number of COVID-19 positive employees exceeded 25%, Moore said.

The school has reported 14 cases among employees and 26 students since the start of the year, Moore said, but more were sent to be tested for the virus Tuesday.

The number of cases overall continues to grow, he said.

The Indian River County district also has seen two teachers die from COVID-19 since Aug. 19.