Attendees at graduations of Brevard Virtual School, Palm Bay High test positive for COVID-19


Chris Bonanno

Those in attendance at graduations of the Brevard Virtual School and Palm Bay Magnet High School on July 25th have been asked by the Brevard Department of Health to quarantine 14 days. The request to quarantine came after attendees at both graduation ceremonies tested positive for COVID-19, Brevard Public Schools said in a press release. 

BPS said it has begun the process of notifying families who attended the event about the confirmed cases.

A similar notification was given to those who attended Bayside High School’s graduation earlier this week, BPS noted. 

The Brevard Virtual School graduation featured 14 graduates, each of whom were given four guest tickets. There were also 13 staff members at the event. 

Palm Bay Magnet’s graduation had 225 graduates with each of them given four tickets. Thirty staff members were present at the ceremony.

“Our schools put strategies in place to keep everyone healthy. The district issued specific protocols to all graduates and their families in advance which included the requirement of face coverings for all students, staff and guests; temperature checks of all graduates; social distancing of graduates and guests; and a clear directive to anyone showing signs of illness, fever, those who traveled internationally or from the New York Tri-State Area within 14 days of the event, or had been in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, to stay home,” BPS said in the release.