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BIG JUMP: Now 22 COVID Infections In Palm Beach County Schools

Del Prado Elementary
Del Prado Elementary
Del Prado Elementary School in Boca Raton, FL. A staff member at Del Prado is among those in the Palm Beach County School District testing positive for COVID-19.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — Just one week after in-person learning began in the Palm Beach County School District at least 22 students and employees are infected with COVID-19 — and those are the infections being acknowledged.

The early Tuesday morning report from the PBCSD reports 15 employees and seven students are confirmed positive for COVID-19.

Students have tested positive at Binks Forest Elementary, Christa McAuliffe Middle, Palm Beach Central High, Palm Beach Gardens Community High, Spanish River Community High, and West Boca Raton Community High.

Staff members have tested positive at Atlantic Community High, Binks Forest Elementary School, Boca Raton Community High School, Boca Raton Community Middle School, Boynton Beach Community High School, Carver Community Middle School, Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary School, Del Prado Elementary School, Diamond View Elementary, H.L Johnson Elementary, Jaega Middle, Park Vista Community High School, Regional Office Central, S.D. Spady Elementary, Sunset Palms Elementary, West Boca Raton Community High School.

School District officials tell that anyone testing positive is required to self-quarantine until negative tests are received. Contact tracers have alerted anyone with who the infected may have had contact.

Just one third of the school district’s 180,000 student population has returned to “in-person” learning, with two third remaining learning through “distance learning” platforms.



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