Several Schools In Boca, Delray, Boynton Reveal COVID Cases Less Than Two Weeks Into “In-Person” Learning. Jump Comes As Parents Required To Make Long Term Schooling Decision.
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District is reporting a significant jump in COVID-19 cases. The report comes a day after the district neglected to update the public “dashboard” which reflects COVID-19 counts at the individual school level. A spokesperson told BocaNewsNow.com that the district was awaiting confirmation from health officials.
The jump in cases also comes as the Palm Beach County School District is expected today to tell parents that they must make an “in person” or “distance learning” choice that will be in effect until the end of 2020.
As of early Friday morning, 19 employees and 13 staffers have officially tested positive. We remind our readers that this information is delayed. It is reported from doctors to the school district, the school district to the Florida Department of Health, then returned to the school district for official dissemination.
Employees have tested positive in these schools and facilities: Atlantic Community High, Banyan Creek Elementary, Binks Forest Elementary, Boca Raton Community Middle, Boynton Beach Community High, Carver Community Middle, Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary, Coral Sunset Elementary, Del Prado Elementary, Diamond View Elementary, Grassy Waters Elementary, H.L. Johnson Elementary, Jeaga Middle, Palm Springs Community Middle, Regional Office Center, S.D. Spady Elementary, Sunset Palms Elementary, Turning Points Academy, West Gate Elementary.
Students have tested positive in these schools: Binks Forest Elementary, Christa McAuliffe Elementary, Citrus Cove Elementary, Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary, Greenacres Elementary, Hagen Road Elementary, Manatee Elementary, Northboro Elemementary, Palm Beach Central High, Palm Beach Gardens Community High, Panther Run Elementary, Spanish River Community High, West Boca Raton Community High.
BocaNewsNow.com has received several reports from readers suggesting they are aware of schools with cases not on this list. We are not reporting school names until they are officially released from the school district or otherwise independently verified. We ask you to report your information using the form below. As always, we will not publish your name but appreciate contact information for our own follow-up purposes.
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