BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Leaders of the Palm Beach County School District are becoming frustrated with the rumors, lies and misinformation being spread on Facebook and other social media sites.
Often spread by parents who have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about, rumors about school closures, sick children, sick teachers and other non-truths are spreading. Our interpretation of the message sent tonight by Superintendent Donald Fennoy: if you wear yoga pants all day — or Lulu Lemon leisurewear — and spread rumors on Facebook as your way of feeling important, put on real clothes and stop talking or typing.
OUR INTERPRETATION: IF YOU WEAR YOGA PANTS ALL DAY — OR LULU LEMON LEISUREWEAR — AND SPREAD RUMORS ON FACEBOOK AS YOUR WAY OF FEELING IMPORTANT, PUT ON REAL CLOTHES AND STOP TALKING OR TYPING.
From Palm Beach County School Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy:
During today’s daily update, I would like to begin by underscoring the importance of disseminating accurate and timely information as it relates to the potential transmission of the Coronavirus within our school community.
It is critical that you only trust messaging that originates directly from The School District of Palm Beach County, the Florida Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control or other reputable agencies.
Numerous rumors and unfounded claims are circulating throughout our campuses and on social media. I assure you that any decisions that impact you directly will be conveyed to you promptly..
As I shared with you previously, The School District has an established, dedicated Coronavirus website which is updated continually. You will find updates, resources, and other valuable information on that site.
Additionally, effective tomorrow morning, The District will launch a Coronavirus Information Hotline. Representatives will take your calls from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Representatives will be available in English, Spanish and Haitian-Creole. The number for the School District’s Hotline is (561) 969-5840. This Hotline is for school-related Coronavirus questions.
If you have a question that is better suited for a representative of the Florida Department of Health, please call the FDOH Hotline. That number is (866) 779-6121. It is open 24/7.
As a reminder, The School District of Palm Beach County has NO known cases of Coronavirus on any of our District operated campuses. All schools remain open and are operating as normal. Enhanced cleaning measures continue in our schools. Our buses are also being sanitized.
While out-of-state, District-sponsored field trips have been canceled for students and staff, in-state travel is still scheduled. You will be updated immediately if there are any additional changes. Athletics and after school, extra curricular activities, are still planned.
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