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Now At Least 74 COVID-19 Cases In Palm Beach County Schools

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Update Still Omits Details Of Whispering Pines Elementary First Grader, Morikami Park Elementary Kindergarten Student

The Palm Beach County School District COVID-19 Dashboard is omitting several high profile cases.

BREAKING: Fourth Case Just Reported At Whispering Pines Elementary School as of 3:30 PM Wednesday, October 14th 2020.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — Continued questions posed by BocaNewsNow.com about the accuracy of the Palm Beach County School District COVID-19 dashboard apparently led to a major update Wednesday afternoon, but the update still omits high profile cases in South Palm Beach County.

The dashboard, which states “data is updated nightly at 11:30 p.m.” hadn’t been updated in days before BocaNewsNow.com exposed multiple cases of COVID-19 that were seemingly being hidden by the school district. Even now, cases at Whispering Pines Elementary involving a first grader, Morikami Park Elementary involving a child in Kindergarten, and Boca Raton Community High School are NOT on the dashboard. It is unclear why the school district is withholding that information.


Separately, a school district spokesperson disputed a BocaNewsNow.com report that the school system’s lawyers told school principals not to tell parents of students who may have been in class with an infected student or teacher. But the school district isn’t explaining why the parents of several children at Whispering Pines Elementary School in West Boca Raton were not told that a classmate had tested positive for COVID-19. The first grader’s mother took it upon herself to tell parents that their children may have come into contact with her son.

Here is the current list of infections in Palm Beach County. Again, we do not believe this list is accurate — it omits several positive cases confirmed to BocaNewsNow.com.


EMPLOYEE INFECTIONS:

Addison Mizner, Atlantic Community High, Banyan Creek Elementary, Binks Forest Elementary, Boca Raton Community Middle, Boynton Beach Community High, Clifford O. Taylor (2), Coral Sunset, Del Prado Elementary, Diamond View Elementary, Grassy Waters Elementary, H.L. Johnson Elementary, Highland Elementary, J.C. Mitchell Elementary, Jeaga Middle, Lake Worth Community High, New Horizons Elementary, Palm Springs Community Middle (2), Panther Run Elementary, Polo Park Middle (2), Regional Office Central, S.D. Spady Elementary, Sandpiper Shores Elementary, Seminole Trails Elementary, Sunset Palms Elementary, Turning Points Academy (3), Watson B. Duncan Middle, West Gate Elementary, Whispering Pines Elementary.

STUDENT INFECTIONS:

Alexander Dreyfoos, Allamanda Elementary, Binks Forest Elementary, Boca Raton Community Middle, Calusa Elementary, Christa McAuliffe Middle, Citrus Cove Elementary, Clifford O. Taylor, Conniston Community Middle, Coral Reef Elementary, Del Prado Elementary (2), Diamond View Elementary (2), Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary, Greenacres Elementary, Hagen Road Elementary, Jupiter Community High, LC Swain Elementary, Lake Worth Community High School, Manatee Elementary, Meadow Park Elementary, Northboro Elementary, Okeeheelee Middle, Palm Beach Central High, Palm Beach Gardens Community High, Panther Run Elementary (3), Rolling Green Elementary, Roosevelt Community Middle, Spanish River Community High School, Tradewinds Middle School, U.B. Kinsey/Palmview, Watson B. Duncan Middle, West Boca Raton Community High, Whispering Pines Elementary.

NOT LISTED BUT CONFIRMED BY BOCANEWSNOW.COM: A third case at Whispering Pines, a kindergartner at Morikami Park Elementary School, a case at Boca Raton Community High School.


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