MULTIPLE COVID-19 INFECTIONS AT “GET READY SET GROW ACADEMY” IN DELRAY BEACH
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The parent who held a party that involved students, and at least one COVID-19 infected teacher from Get Ready Set Grow Academy in Delray Beach, says she has a right to party.
“It’s a recommendation but it’s not a law,” said Dayna Bromley, the parent who hosted one of the parties. “This is absolutely ridiculous! I’m allowed to make that judgement on my own. No one can tell me not to have a party!”
“This is absolutely ridiculous! I’m allowed to make that judgement on my own. No one can tell me not to have a party!”
Get Ready Set Grow Academy, a preschool, announced Thursday that one young child and at least one teacher have tested positive for COVID-19. The announcement comes after photos surfaced of two parties in recent weeks — one involving Get Ready Set Grow teachers standing shoulder to shoulder without facial coverings, and another involving a young child’s party that showed children standing side by side.
Teachers from the first party attended the second party well within what has been described as the COVID-19 incubation period.
It is unclear if a teacher transmitted the disease to a student, if a student transmitted COVID-19 to a teacher, if COVID-19 was contracted from other people in Bromley’s house, of if they are completely unrelated infections. Contact tracers are apparently working to determine the transmission route.
In a heated phone call with BocaNewsNow.com, Bromley said having a party is no different than teachers and children being together in school.
“COVID is everywhere,” shouted Bromley. “We’re exposed to the same people whether at my house or in school. We limited the party (in my house) to only Get Ready Set Grow teachers, parents and students. No, we were not social distancing. They’re not social distancing in school.”
“We limited the party (in my house) to only Get Ready Set Grow teachers, parents and students. No, we were not social distancing. They’re not social distancing in school.”
Get Ready Set Grow Academy sent emails and text messages Thursday to parents. We are publishing that communication below. The school is closed for cleaning, although it is holding a “pre-k graduation” today. The preschool extended the academic year into July to compensate for time it closed in March.
Bromley said the school and parents are fine with a lack of social distancing in the building and if they want to party together, there’s no problem.
“If you’re of the opinion that I shouldn’t have a party, then do not come.”
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