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CORONAVIRUS: FLORIDA SCHOOLS WILL REMAIN CLOSED FOR REST OF YEAR

Coronavirus News Palm Beach County Schools

TALLAHASSEE, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Florida Governor Ron DeSantis Saturday afternoon that all schools in Florida will remain CLOSED through the end of the the 2019-2020 school year.

DeSantis said distance learning may not be ideal, but says it is the smart play right now.

“A lot of our kids haven’t seen friends for a while. This has had social cost to it. I’m sensitive to that,” said DeSantis. “You don’t want open schools and only have half the kids show up because their parents are afraid of that.”

DeSantis came under fire last week when he suggested that schools — in some places in Florida — could be reopened in May. Many parents across Florida immediately responded that reopening was a bad idea. DeSantis and his team apparently heard the complaints.

DeSantis also announced that the State is working with private companies to increase rapid COVID-19 testing as well as antibody testing. DeSantis said he would like to see tens of thousands of tests turned around in 24 hours.

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