ALONSO: Reopening Palm Beach County Would Be COVID “Disaster”

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Expect Palm Beach County To Remain At “Phase One” For Quite Some Time

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Florida Department of Health Director for Palm Beach County, Dr. Alina Alonso, told County Commissioners on Tuesday that any jump to move Palm Beach County to a “phase two” reopening could create a COVID crisis.

“…going into Phase Two … would be a disaster,” said Dr. Alonso. “We would be back in the hole as fast as we open up.”


“…going into Phase Two … would be a disaster,” said Dr. Alonso. “We would be back in the hole as fast as we open up.”


Alonso, taking part of the “virtual” meeting that included no public comment, said that while the Palm Beach County positivity rate has dropped, today’s huge spike in deaths statewide shows COVID is nowhere near being over.


Florida added 275 deaths on Monday through 11:59 p.m. — a one day record.



Florida added 275 deaths on Monday through 11:59 p.m. — a one day record.


The Palm Beach County School District initially said it would link reopening for “in person” learning to Palm Beach County moving to “phase two.” Commissioners during today’s meeting so there is no such linkage. Earlier Tuesday, the Palm Beach County School Board released its agenda item for a just-called meeting — set for Wednesday — to make changes to the reopening plan. Among the changes: an apparent rewrite that eliminates any guarantee that “phase two” and “in-person learning” are connected.

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