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Now 179 COVID Cases In Palm Beach County Schools

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School District Still Holding 150-Person PSAT Test In Spanish River High School Gym Today, Wednesday.

Massive Increase In Schools With Multiple COVID-19 Cases.

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There is a dramatic increase in the number of schools with multiple COVID-19 cases in the Palm Beach County School District.

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District is facing a dramatic increase int he number of schools with multiple COVID-19 cases, but is still holding a 150 student PSAT testing event today and Wednesday in Boca Raton’s Spanish River High School Gym. Parents, teachers and students fear the PSAT test — where students will be in the same gym at the same time for hours — will become a “super spreader” event.

The continued surge in school cases comes as the school district issued a 180,000 family robocall and email blast Sunday night, reminding parents that sick students must be kept home. The school district says parents are sending children with clear COVID-19 symptoms to school.

Alexander Shaw, spokesman for the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County, says parents need to do the right thing.


“It continues to be imperative that Floridians practice preventative measures in order to stop the spread of COVID-19,” said Shaw. “Staying home when sick, washing hands frequently and adhering to the most up-to-date CDC guidance remains critical.”

The Palm Beach County School District COVID-19 dashboard now reports 179 confirmed cases in the school district, with 97 students and 82 employees testing positive. That is a nearly 40 person increase since Friday.


STAFF CASES AS OF 6:45 A.M. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020

Acreage Pines Elementary (1), Addison Mizner Elementary (1), Allamanda Elementary (1), Atlantic Community High (2), Banyan Creek Elementary (1), Berkshire Elementary (1), Binks Forest Elementary (5), Boca Raton Community High School (2), Boca Raton Community Middle (2), Boynton Beach Community High (2), Calusa Elementary (1), Carver Community Middle (1), Cholee Lake Elementary (3), Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary (2), Coral Reef Elementary (1), Coral Sunset Elementary (1), Del Prado Elementary (1), Diamond View Elementary (2), Don Estridge High Tech Middle (1), Eagles Landing Middle (1), Freedom Shores Elementary (1), Grassy Waters Elementary (1), Hagen Road Elementary (1), H.L. Johnson Elementary (2), Highland Elementary (1), J.C. Mitchell Elementary (1), Jeaga Middle (1), John L. Leonard High School (1), Lake Worth Community High (1), Lantana Community Middle (1), Loxahatchee Groves Elementary (1), Manatee Elementary (1), New Horizons Elementary (1), Olympic Heights Community High School (1), Osceola Creek Middle (1), Palm Springs Community Middle (3), Panther Run Elementary (1), Pine Grove Elementary (1), Plumosa School of the Arts (5), Polo Park Middle School (3), Regional Office Central (2), S.D. Spady Elementary (1), Sandpiper Shores Elementary (1), Seminole Ridge Community High (1), Seminole Trails Elementary (1), Starlight Cove Elementary (1), Sunset Palms Elementary (2), The Conservatory School at North Palm Beach Elementary (1), Transportation West Facility (1), Turning Points Academy (3), Watson B. Duncan Middle (1), West Boca Community High School (1), West Gate Elementary (2). Whispering Pines Elementary (2).

STUDENT CASES AS OF 6:45 A.M. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2020

Alexander W. Dreyfus Jr. School of the Arts (2), Allamanda Elementary (1), Banyan Creek Elementary (1), Benoist Farms Elementary (1), Berkshire Elementary (2), Binks Forest Elementary (1), Boca Raton Community High (1), Boca Raton Community Middle (3), Calusa Elementary (3), Christa McAuliffe Middle (1), Citrus Cove Elementary (1), Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary (1), Conniston Community Middle (1), Coral Reef Elementary (2), Del Prado Elementary (3), Diamond View Elementary (3), Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary (1), Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary (1), Golden Grove Elementary (1), Greenacres Elementary (1), Hagen Road Elementary (1), Hammock Pointe Elementary (1), Highland Elementary (1), Jupiter Community High (2), Jupiter Farms Elementary (1), L.C. Swain Middle (2), Lake Worth Community High (2), Manatee Elementary (3), Marsh Pointe Elementary (2), Meadow Park Elementary (2), Morikami Park Elementary (2), Northboro Elementary (1), Okeeheelee Middle (2), Omni Middle (2), Orchard View Elementary (1), Palm Beach Central High (3), Palm Beach Gardens Community High (1), Palm Beach Gardens Elementary (1), Palm Springs Elementary (1), Panther Run Elementary (3), Park Vista Community High (2), Pine Jog Elementary (1), Plumosa School of the Arts (1), Polo Park Middle (2), Rolling Green Elementary (1), Roosevelt Community Middle (1), Royal Palm School (1), Spanish River Community High (1), Suncoast High (2), Sunset Palms Elementary (7), Tradewinds Middle (1), U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary (1), Watson B. Duncan Middle School (1), Wellington Community High (1), Wellington Landings Middle (2), West Boca Raton Community High (1), West Riviera Elementary (1), Westward Elementary (1), Whispering Pines Elementary (2).

We remind our readers that the case counts are cumulative and do not necessarily represent an “active” COVID-19 case.


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1 thought on “Now 179 COVID Cases In Palm Beach County Schools”

  1. Still no mask mandate from DeSantis, who is busy traveling around the state on his “covid 19 victory tour”. DeSantis and Corcoran pressured schools to reopen for in person classes, threatening to withold funding from those who were reluctant or cautious about doing so because of legitimate concerns, unanswered questions and lack of any cohesive safety guidelines. Then Corcoran heaps scorn on those districts that are unwilling to comply. As the inevitable post reopening outbreaks pop up at schools, DeSantis is making every effort to suppress information about them, using bogus claims such as patient privacy laws to deny parents, faculty and staff crucial and specific information. He’s also hobbled the Florida Department of Health. Working parents and students appear to be Desantis’s next targets, and he’ll use them as scapegoats just as he used migrant farmworkers, blaming them for the increase in cases. That’s assuming of course that he would even admit that cases are increasing or that there is any cause for concern. Anything to deflect blame from his own lack of leadership and criminal incompetence.

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