Eleven children have tested positive for Covid-19 at a foster care facility in Florida, Citrus Health Network Communications Director Leslie M. Veiga said Thursday.
His House Children’s Home is a residential program and child placement agency in Miami Gardens.
The facility currently houses 54 children but has the capacity for 232.
Children at the home are tested if they are exposed to a person who has tested positive, if they become symptomatic, or if they are taken to the hospital, according to Veiga.
All of those who have tested positive are asymptomatic and none are hospitalized, His House Children’s Home Executive Director Silvia Smith-Torres said in a statement.
Those children are being quarantined in Covid homes on the His House campus, according to Smith-Torres.
Smith-Torres said that the facility is taking precautions including daily temperature checks of the children, and staff before they come into contact with the children. All staff are equipped with PPE and wear full protective gear when they work in homes where children have tested positive, according to Smith-Torres.