Are Schools Safe? COVID Count Rising Dramatically In Palm Beach County.
BY: STAFF REPORT
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BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — The safety of Palm Beach County Schools is being questioned again amid surging COVID-19 numbers.
In just one month since school resumed after the winter break, 958 COVID-19 cases have been logged involving students and employees, and that number is likely much higher. The school district reports several days behind “reality.” The case jump is among the most significant, fastest case increases since school resumed in late September.
Compounding the situation: roughly 15,000 additional students switched from “distance learning” to “in school” learning last week. That brings the “in school” count to 51 percent versus the 49 percent who have opted to learn from home for the rest of the school year.
The total: 2,226 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the schools with 1,280 students and 946 employees infected since late September.
Among schools of note in South Palm Beach County:
Boca Raton Community High School: 49 COVID-19 cases.
Boca Raton Community Middle School: 25 COVID-19 cases.
Boynton Beach Community High: 15 COVID-19 cases.
Calusa Elementary School: 26 COVID-19 cases.
Coral Sunset Elementary: 15 COVID-19 cases.
Del Prado Elementary: 17 COVID-19 cases.
Don Estridge High Tech Middle: 33 COVID-19 cases.
Eagles Landing Middle School: 12 COVID-19 cases.
Hammock Pointe Elementary: 21 COVID-19 cases.
Loggers’ Run Community Middle: 8 COVID-19 cases.
Morikami Park Elementary: 13 COVID-19 cases.
Olympic Heights Community High: 27 COVID-19 cases.
Omni Middle School: 22 COVID-19 cases.
Polo Park Middle: 24 COVID-19 cases.
Sandpiper Shores Elementary: 8 COVID-19 cases.
Sunset Palms Elementary: 18 COVID-19 cases.
Verde K-8: 20 COVID-19 cases.
Waters Edge Elementary: 21 COVID-19 cases.
West Boca Raton Community High School: 19 COVID-19 cases.
Whispering Pines Elementary: 19 COVID-19 cases.
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