Nearly 3000 COVID Cases In Palm Beach County Schools

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BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) (News App readers click here for full report) — The decline in new COVID cases being experienced in many places is not being experienced in the Palm Beach County School District. In the weeks since school resumed following the winter break, 1,431 new COVID-19 cases have been logged in the schools.

There are now at least 2,699 COVID-19 cases documented in the Palm Beach County School District.

The surge comes as parents tell that schools are relaxing social distancing requirements, teachers are often seen without masks, and corrective measures have all be stopped in many middle and high schools where students are being permitted to act as if COVID is over.

The result? Boca Raton Community High School — which now reports 54 confirmed cases of COVID since late September — just quarantined part of its football team and its entire Lacrosse team due to positive COVID-19 tests earlier this week.

In other schools

Boca Raton Community Middle School reports 32 COVID-19 cases.

Boynton Beach Community High reports 16 COVID-19 cases.

Calusa Elementary reports 27 COVID-19 cases.

Del Prado Elementary 21 COVID-19 cases.

Don Estridge High Tech Middle School reports 50 COVID-19 cases.

Hammock Pointe Elementary reports 21 COVID-19 cases.

Loggers’ Run Community Middle reports 17 COVID-19 cases.

Morikami Park Elementary reports 15 COVID-19 cases.

Olympic Heights Community High School reports 31 COVID-19 cases.

Omni Middle School reports 24 COVID-19 cases.

Plumosa School of the Arts reports 22 COVID-19 cases.

Polo Park Middle School reports 26 COVID-19 cases.

Verde K-8 reports 25 COVID-19 cases.

Waters Edge Elementary School reports 23 COVID-19 cases.

West Boca Raton Community High reports 20 COVID-19 cases.

Whispering Pines Elementary School reports 22 COVID-19 cases.

As always, the official list is a leading indicator — it’s often several days behind reports already received by parents. As of early Friday morning, 1,587 students and 1,112 employees have test positive for COVID-19 since reporting began in late September.

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