Closure Is For Jewish Holiday, District Using Day To Sanitize, Clean As Positive Tests Increase
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — A reminder to parents and students: Palm Beach County Schools are closed on Monday for the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur. Schools reopen Tuesday.
As the school district uses the day to clean and sanitize classrooms now in use for a week, there is an update to the infection count reported by the district for teachers and students. From the latest report, there are a total of 16 COVID-19 infections in the schools. By the numbers: 13 employees and 3 students have tested positive so far. The positive employees work in Atlantic Community High, Binks Forest Elementary, Boynton Beach Community High School, Carver Community Middle, Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary, Del Prada Elementary, H.L. Johnson Elementary, Jeaga Middle, Park Vista Community High School, Regional Office Central, S.D. Spady Elementary, Sunset Palms Elementary, West Gate Elementary.
Students tested positive in Citrus Cove Elementary, Palm Beach Central High, and Palm Beach Gardens Community High School.
The Palm Beach County School District continues to average just one third of all students for in-person education. Two thirds of the roughly 180,000 student population remain in “distance learning.”
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