Victim Was Longtime Employee Of Palm Beach County School District.
BY: ANDREW COLTON | Editor and Publisher
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A longtime Omni Middle School administrative employee died on Sunday from COVID-19.
BocaNewsNow.com has confirmed the name of the individual with school and school district personnel, but we are not releasing the name until the employee’s family has time to privately mourn.
We are told the employee, a popular member of the office staff, had young children and lived in Boynton Beach.
“She was a year round employee,” said someone familiar with the employee and the circumstances of her death. “She was present at a meeting with faculty and staff members just a few days before school started, and definitely before the employee mask mandate was in effect.”
Added the source, “teachers and staffers are now concerned because while she absolutely was not violating school district policy at the time of the meeting, she was not wearing a mask, and many others were not wearing masks as well.”
The employee was employed by the Palm Beach County School District for more than a decade. She was in her 40s.
The Palm Beach County School District now mandates masks or facial coverings for all employees.
Students are permitted to opt-out of the mask policy if a parent requests by signed note. Only 5000 students, out of 180,000 students, have had requests made on their behalf.
This is a developing story…check back for updates.
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