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FLORIDA: Palm Beach Schools Now Confirm 131 COVID Infections

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BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County School District this morning confirms 131 COVID-19 cases among students and staff. The confirmation comes after interim Superintendent Michael Burke, as we reported yesterday, announced that more than 440 students are now “quarantined.”

A quarantine does not necessarily mean a student is infected, but was close enough to someone who is positive for COVID-19 that they need to stay home until the Florida Department of Health determines its safe for them to return. While home, there is no virtual or “distance” learning option. They must download assignments and work independently. There is no system set up for interaction with teachers. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis prohibited school districts from utilizing virtual or distance learning this year.

Of the 131 confirmed cases this morning, only 26 are employees. 105 are students.

Here’s who is positive and where:

Alexander Dreyfoos Jr. School of the Arts: 2 students.

Allamanda Elementary: 2 students.

Banyan Creek Elementary: 1 student.

Belvedere Elementary: 1 employee.

Berkshire Elementary: 1 student.

Cholee Lake Elementary: 2 employees.

Christa McAuliffe Middle: 4 students.

Citrus Cove Elementary: 2 students.

Communications Department: 1 employee.

Crossroads Academy: 1 employee.

Diamond View Elementary: 1 employee and 1 student.

Discovery Key Elementary: 1 employee and 1 student.

Don Estridge High Tech Middle: 1 student.

Eagles Landing Middle School: 1 employee.

Eldridge Gale Elementary: 1 student.

Equestrian Trails Elementary: 1 employee and 1 student.

FHSEC: 1 employee.

Frontier Elementary: 1 employee and 4 students.

Green acres Elementary: 1 employee and 1 student.

HL Johnson Elementary: 1 student.

Hagen Road Elementary: 3 students.

Hospital Homebound Services: 1 employee.

Howell Watkins Middle: 1 employee.

Independence Middle: 3 students.

John Leonard High: 1 employee and 2 students.

Jupiter Community High: 6 students.

Jupiter Elementary: 1 student.

Lantana Community Middle: 3 students.

Limestone Creek Elementary: 1 student.

Loggers’ Run Community middle: 1 student.

Maintenance and Plant Operations: 1 employee.

Manatee Elementary: 1 student.

Marsh Pointe Elementary: 1 employee and 2 students.

Meadow Park Elementary: 1 employee.

Morikami Park Elementary: 1 employee and 2 students.

Olympic Heights Community High: 1 employee and 1 student.

Osceola Creek Middle: 1 employee and 2 students.

Pahokee Middle-Senior High: 1 student.

Palm Beach Lakes Community High: 1 employee and 5 students.

Panther Run Elementary: 7 students.

Park Vista Community High: 1 student.

Pine Jog Elementary: 1 student.

Pioneer Park Elementary: 1 student.

Polo Park Middle: 4 students.

Sandpiper Shores elementary: 2 students.

Seminole Ridge Community High: 2 students.

South Grade Elementary: 1 student.

South Olive Elementary: 1 student.

Starlight Cove Elementary: 1 employee.

Sunrise Park Elementary: 1 student.

The Conservatory School: 1 employee and 1 student.

Timber Trace Elementary; 2 students.

Tradewinds Middle: 1 employee and 4 students.

Watson B. Duncan Middle: 1 student.

Wellington Community High: 7 students.

West Gate Elementary: 1 employee and 1 student.

Western Pines Middle: 3 students.

Westward Elementary: 1 student.

Woodlands Middle: 2 students.

As a reminder: the Palm Beach County School District’s COVID tracking system tends to release data roughly three days behind reality, so the numbers you are seeing today are most likely lower than than the true COVID-19 condition. Numbers are not made public until contact tracing is complete, and the COVID-19 case in question has been vetted by the Florida Department of Health.

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