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RISING: 708 Confirmed COVID Cases In Palm Beach County Schools

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Climb Continues. 161 Cases Added In Just One Week. No Action From School Board, Superintendent. Tell Us What You See In School.

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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The Palm Beach County School District added a staggering 161 COVID-19 cases in just a week, but it’s business as normal hours before the district closes for Thanksgiving break. In a terse email received by BocaNewsNow.com on Thursday, a school district official said there is no discussion of returning to “distance only,” despite the rising numbers that are on a trajectory to hit 1000 cases by mid-December.

New York City schools shut Wednesday after the city hit a 3 percent positivity rate. Palm Beach County — one of the largest school districts in the country — carries on at a nearly 10 percent positivity rate.

Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy has largely been quiet on the rising numbers, except an announcement late last week inexplicably heralding 9,000 COVID-19 tests available for 180,000 students.


Health professionals speaking with BocaNewsNow.com fully expect “disastrous” conditions in the weeks between Thanksgiving and winter break, as families that insist on having inappropriate Thanksgiving celebrations will facilitate the spread of COVID-19 when kids return to school a week from Monday.

Here’s the Friday morning update from the Palm Beach County School District. We remind our readers that the “official” numbers are often several days behind reality. The report shows 404 student infections and 304 employee infections.


If you see anomalies at your school, we want to know. Please use the form at the bottom of this article to send your information to BocaNewsNow.com. If you are reading this in a news app, please use this link to return to BocaNewsNow.com’s School News Tip Reporting Center.

STAFF CASES AS OF 5:45 A.M. FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020

Acreage Pines Elementary (3)

Addison Mizner Elementary (3)

Adult Education Center (2)

Allamanda Elementary (1)

Atlantic Community High (2)

Bak Middle School of the Arts (1)

Banyan Creek Elementary (2)

Beacon Cove Elementary (1)

Bear Lakes Middle (2)

Belle Glade Elementary (1)

Berkshire Elementary (1)

Binks Forest Elementary (8)

Boca Raton Community High School (6)

Boca Raton Community Middle (2)

Boynton Beach Community High (5)

Calusa Elementary (2)

Carver Community Middle (1)

Cholee Lake Elementary (4)

Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary (4)

Congress Middle (5)

Conniston Community Middle (1)

Coral Reef Elementary (1)

Coral Sunset Elementary (1) 

Crosspointe Elementary (1)

Del Prado Elementary (2)

Diamond View Elementary (3)

Discovery Key Elementary (5)

Don Estridge High Tech Middle (1)

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary (1)

Eagles Landing Middle (1)

Emerald Cove Middle (1)

Equestrian Trails Elementary (1)

Everglades Elementary (2)

FHESC (4)

Forest Hill Community High (3)

Forest Hill Elementary (1)

Freedom Shores Elementary (8)

Frontier Elementary (1)

Galaxy E3 Elementary (2)

Golden Grove Elementary (1)

Grassy Waters Elementary (4)

Greenacres Elementary (1)

Grove Park Elementary (1)

H.L. Johnson Elementary (4)

Hagen Road Elementary (3)

Hammock Pointe Elementary (2)

Hidden Oaks K-8 School (1)

Highland Elementary (1)

Highridge (1)

Howell L. Watkins Middle (2)

Indian Pines Elementary (1)

Indian Ridge School (1)

Intensive Transition South (1)

J.C. Mitchell Elementary (3)

Jeaga Middle (1)

Jerry Thomas Elementary (5)

John F. Kennedy Middle (3)

John L. Leonard High School (1)

Jupiter Community High (3)

Jupiter Farms Elementary (2)

Jupiter Middle (2)

Lake Shore Middle (5)

Lake Worth Community High (2)

Lake Worth Middle (5)

Lantana Community Middle (3)

Lantana Elementary (1)

Liberty Park Elementary (2)

Limestone Creek Elementary (4)

Loggers’ Run Community middle (1)

Loxahatchee Groves Elementary (1)

Maintenance and Plant Operations Grounds (4)

Maintenance and Plant Operations (4)

Manatee Elementary (1)

Marsh Pointe Elementary (1)

Meadow Park Elementary (1)

Morikami Park Elementary (1)

New Horizons Elementary (4)

North Grade Elementary (3)

Northboro Elementary (1)

Northmore Elementary (2)

Okeeheelee Middle (1)

Olympic Heights Community High School (3)

Osceola Creek Middle (2)

Pahokee Elementary (1)

Palm Beach Central High (5)

Palm Beach Gardens Community High (1)

Palm Beach Lakes Community High (1)

Palm Beach Public (1)

Palm Springs Community Middle (4)

Panther Run Elementary (1)

Park Vista Community High (1)

Pierce Hammock Elementary (1)

Pine Grove Elementary (1)

Plumosa School of the Arts (5)

Polo Park Middle School (4)

Regional Office Central (2)

Rolling Green Elementary (1)

Roosevelt Elementary (0)

Roosevelt Community Middle (2)

Royal Palm Beach Community High (2)

S.D. Spady Elementary (2)

Sandpiper Shores Elementary (1)

Santaluces Community High (5)

Seminole Ridge Community High (7)

Seminole Trails Elementary (2)

South Grade Elementary (6)

South Olive Elementary (2)

Starlight Cove Elementary (2)

Student Wellness (4)

Suncoast High (1)

Sunrise Park Elementary (1)

Sunset Palms Elementary (2)

The Conservatory School at North Palm Beach Elementary (1)

Tradewinds Middle (2)

Transportation Central Facility (1)

Transportation West Facility (1)

Turning Points Academy (3)

Waters Edge Elementary (1)

Watson B. Duncan Middle (1) 

Wellington Community High (1)

Wellington Landings Middle (5)

West Boca Community High School (3)

West Gate Elementary (2)

Western Pines Middle (3)

Westward Elementary (5)

Whispering Pines Elementary (3)

William T. Dwyer High (3)

Woodlands Middle School (1)

Wynnebrook Elementary (3)

STUDENT CASES AS OF 5:30 A.M., FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2020

Acreage Pines Elementary (2)

Adult Education Center (1)

Alexander W. Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts (11)

Allamanda Elementary (2)

Bak Middle School of the Arts (3)

Banyan Creek Elementary (1)

Beacon Cove Intermediate (2)

Benoist Farms Elementary (1)

Berkshire Elementary (3)

Binks Forest Elementary (8)

Boca Raton Community High (18)

Boca Raton Community Middle (4)

Boca Raton Elementary (1)

Boynton Beach Community High (1)

Calusa Elementary (15)

Cholee Lake Elementary (1)

Christa McAuliffe Middle (2)

Citrus Cove Elementary (1)

Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary (4)

Conniston Community Middle (4)

Coral Reef Elementary (2)

Coral Sunset Elementary (6)

Crestwood Middle (2)

Crystal Lakes Elementary (2)

Del Prado Elementary (5)

Diamond View Elementary (7)

Discovery Key Elementary (7)

Don Estridge High Tech Middle (4)

Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Elementary (1)

Dwight D. Eisenhower Elementary (1)

Eagles Landing Middle School (3)

Emerald Cove Middle (2)

Equestrian Trails Elementary (1)

Everglades Elementary (6)

Forest Hills Community High (3)

Galaxy ES Elementary (2)

Glade View Elementary (1)

Golden Grove Elementary (2)

Gove Elementary (2)

Grassy Waters Elementary (2)

Greenacres Elementary (6)

H.L. Johnson Elementary (1)

Hagen Road Elementary (2)

Hammock Pointe Elementary (6)

Heritage Elementary (1)

Highland Elementary (1)

Highridge (1) 

Independence Middle (2)

Jerry Thomas Elementary (1)

John F. Kennedy Middle (3)

John I. Leonard High (3)

Jupiter Community High (9)

Jupiter Farms Elementary (5)

Jupiter Middle (5)

L.C. Swain Middle (2)

Lake Worth Community High (2)

Lantana Community Middle (2)

Lantana Elementary (2)

Liberty Park Elementary (2)

Lighthouse Elementary (5)

Limestone Creek Elementary (3)

Loggers’ Run Community Middle (1)

Loxahatchee Groves Elementary (1)

Manatee Elementary (6)

Marsh Pointe Elementary (3)

Meadow Park Elementary (9)

Melaleuca Elementary (2)

Morikami Park Elementary (6)

New Horizons Elementary (2)

Northboro Elementary (1)

Okeeheelee Middle (3)

Olympic Heights Community High (5)

Omni Middle (9)

Orchard View Elementary (1)

Osceola Creek Middle (2)

Palm Beach Central High (20)

Palm Beach Gardens Community High (1)

Palm Beach Gardens Elementary (2)

Palm Beach Lakes Community High (1)

Palm Beach Public (1)

Palm Springs Community Middle (3)

Palm Springs Elementary (1)

Palmetto Elementary (1)

Panther Run Elementary (3)

Park Vista Community High (5)

Pierce Hammock Elementary (5)

Pine Jog Elementary (2)

Pleasant City Elementary (1)

Plumosa School of the Arts (1)

Poinciana Elementary (2)

Polo Park Middle (5)

Rolling Green Elementary (1)

Roosevelt Community Middle (1)

Royal Palm Beach Community High (4)

Royal Palm Beach Elementary (3)

Royal Palm School (1)

Sandpiper Shores Elementary (1)

Santaluces Community High (3)

Seminole Ridge Community High (9)

South Grade Elementary (1)

South Olive Elementary (3)

Spanish River Community High (4)

Starlight Cove Elementary (1)

Suncoast High (6)

Sunset Palms Elementary (7)

The Conservatory School at North Palm Beach Elementary (2)

Timber Trace Elementary (2) 

Tradewinds Middle (1)

U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary (1)

Verde K-8 (3)

Waters Edge Elementary (3)

Watson B. Duncan Middle School (1)

Wellington Community High (6)

Wellington Landings Middle (3)

West Boca Raton Community High (1)

West Riviera Elementary (1)

Western Pines Middle (4)

Westward Elementary (2)

Whispering Pines Elementary (7)

Woodlands Middle School (1)

Wynnebrook Elementary (1)

We remind our readers that these numbers are cumulative and do not necessarily represent active infections.

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