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COVID: 85 Cases And Rising In Palm Beach Schools

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Schools In Boca Raton, Wellington, Lake Worth Lead District In COVID-19 Cases

The Palm Beach County School District COVID-19 Dashboard As of 5A Thursday, October 15, 2020.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District now reports 85 confirmed cases of COVID-19, and medical experts suggest that number is growing to grown — perhaps dramatically — over the next several weeks.

The school district Wednesday confirmed to BocaNewsNow.com significant new COVID-19 reporting procedures aimed at sharing infection information faster with parents and staff. You can read more about that here. Among the issues being addressed, the dashboard. Promoted as a the school district’s effort at transparency, the dashboard went days without updates despite text on the site promising updates each night by 11:30 p.m.

The latest report, which still omits several cases known to BocaNewsNow.com, shows a significant increase from the last update.


Among the standouts: Polo Park Middle School in Wellington reports five cases — two adults and three children. Whispering Pines Elementary School in West Boca Raton reports four cases — two adults and two children. Panther Run Elementary in Lake Worth reports four cases — one adult and three children. Turning Points Academy reports 3 cases — all adults. Del Prado Elementary School reports three cases — one adult and two children. Diamond View Elementary reports three cases — one adult and two children. And Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary reports three cases — two adults and one child.

Here is direct access to the COVID-19 dashboard, but we stress that BocaNewsNow.com often has knowledge of cases before they appear — usually well before they appear — on the dashboard. That is large part due to our incredible readers. Please continue to share your tips with us below. We do not publish names of our sources, but would appreciate your information so we can reach out with questions.



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