BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The COVID-19 count continues to rise in the Palm Beach County School District just days before doors close until 2021. Since “brick and mortar” education began in the school district in mid-September — just three months ago — 1,107 COVID-19 cases have been logged. The split as of early Wednesday morning: 633 students and 474 employees. The numbers are notable as only 40 percent of the school district’s student body is actually learning in a school building while 60 percent continue to engage in “distance learning.”
As the numbers rise, parents must decide whether their children will return to “brick and mortar” education from January to June, or remain home.
In and around Boca Raton:
Boca Raton Community High School continues to have the highest COVID-19 count in the entire school district, with 32 cases. (24 students, 8 employees).
Calusa Elementary: 22 COVID-19 cases. (18 students, 4 employees).
Omni Middle School 16 COVID-19 cases. (15 students, 1 employee).
Don Estridge Tech Middle School: 16 COVID-19 cases. (13 students, 3 employees).
Hammock Pointe Elementary: 14 COVID-19 cases. (11 students, 3 employees).
Sunset Palms Elementary: 13 COVID-19 cases. (10 students, 3 employees).
Whispering Pines Elementary: 13 COVID-19 cases. (9 students, 4 employees).
Boca Raton Community Middle School: 13 COVID-19 cases. (9 students, 4 employees).
Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts: 11 COVID-19 cases (all students).
Wet Boca Raton Community High School: 9 COVID-19 cases. (3 students, 6 employees).
Loggers’ Run Community Middle School: 8 COVID-19 cases. (5 students, 3 employees).
The Florida Department of Health maintains that there is no evidence of actual COVID-19 transmission within a school, although media statewide continues to report that Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ office has instructed the Department of Health to disseminate happy news, not sad news.
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