Debra Robinson MD Palm Beach County School Board member Debra Robinson, M.D.

Palm Beach Students Not Distancing Says School Board Member

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Now 225 COVID Cases In Palm Beach County Schools, School Board Member Fears Social Distancing An Issue

Debra Robinson MD
Palm Beach County School Board member Debra Robinson, M.D.

BOCA RATON, FL ( — Palm Beach County School Board Member Dr. Debra Robinson, the only medical doctor on the school board, apparently fears that social distancing issues are leading to a dramatic rise in positive COVID-19 cases in the schools.

As of early Thursday morning, 125 students and 100 employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Calusa Elementary in Boca Raton appears to have the most cases with 10.

Dr. Robinson posted this to Facebook late Thursday:

“If your school is ignoring/seem to be unable to maintain the 6 foot expectation please email me at with the school name,” wrote Dr. Robinson. “Regional staff is checking classrooms and should assist. I know that at some point at some schools this will be hard but we must do everything possible. To be clear I’m talking about student spacing and student-teacher spacing.”

The Palm Beach County School District is still reporting that just one third of the entire 180,000 student body has returned for “in person” learning, with everyone else learning from home or remote locations. At least some of those who have returned are not distancing.

“Many are saying students are not complying (so) #1 we must educate them as to why we have these new rulesI” wrote Robinson.


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