Mayport’s Elementary Coastal Science PTA announced Friday that the first-grader has tested positive for a coronavirus that has been spreading rapidly in the community.
Mayport has more than 1,400 students.
It is home to one of the country’s largest community-based health centers and has about 100 staff members and 350 students.
The district is also a national leader in vaccination efforts.
“It is extremely important for us to have our students as well as our staff and our families as protected from this virus,” Mayport Principal Michael J. Brown said in a news release.
“Our primary concern is for the safety and well-being of our students.”
“We take every possible precaution to ensure our students are protected,” he added.
The school is still working to determine the precise diagnosis of the first case.
Mayports schools and community centers were among the first to test positive Friday for the coronaviruses coronaviral ABOV-19 and CRSV-11, Brown said.
The schools also tested positive Friday at another Mayport elementary school in the county.
The school district will work with the state, community health departments, schools, health care workers and other community partners to provide all students and staff with all the necessary information, Brown added.
The district will also be conducting a “virus response” at the elementary schools, which is being coordinated by local health officials.