Palm Beach School District Adds Nearly 500 Cases Since Break


The 2021 Calendar Year Is Off To Troubling Start


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BOCA RATON, FL ( — The Palm Beach County School District has already logged at least 467 new cases of COVID-19 since school resumed on January 4th. The number is likely higher, as there is often a multi-day lag between when cases being recorded and announced.

As we’ve reported, roughly 15,000 additional students are expected to return to classroom learning in early February, raising concerns over social distancing. While the total number of students taking part in “brick and mortar” learning will still be below the 50-percent mark, parents tell that they are already concerned with what they are seeing on Google Meets — desks too close together in several classrooms.

At least 1,735 COVID-19 cases are now on the books in the Palm Beach County School District, with 985 students and 750 employees testing positive since mid-September.

Here are the early morning South Palm Beach County numbers for January 21, 2021:

Boca Raton Community High School: 35 COVID cases.

Boca Raton Community Middle School: 20 COVID cases.

Boynton Beach Community High: 14 COVID cases.

Calusa Elementary: 23 COVID cases.

Coral Sunset Elementary: 14 COVID cases.

Del Prado Elementary: 15 COVID cases.

Don Estridge High Tech Middle: 25 COVID cases.

Hammock Pointe Elementary: 18 COVID cases.

Morikami Park Elementary: 12 COVID cases.

Olympic Heights Community High: 22 COVID cases.

Omni Middle: 18 COVID cases.

Plumosa School of the Arts: 19 COVID cases.

Polo Park Middle: 21 COVID cases.

Spanish River Community High: 17 COVID cases.

Sunrise Park Elementary: 13 COVID cases.

Sunset Palms Elementary: 18 COVID cases.

Waters Edge Elementary: 16 COVID cases.

Wellington Elementary: 12 COVID cases.

Wellington Landings Middle: 14 COVID cases.

West Boca Raton Community High: 14 COVID cases.

Whispering Pines Elementary: 16 COVID cases.

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