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Huge Jump In COVID-19 Cases For Palm Beach County School District Students.

Staffer: Roughly 1000 Children Now Quarantined With No Live Learning.

The Palm Beach County School District’s official COVID-19 report for early morning August 17th, 2021.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — There has been an explosion of COVID-19 cases in the Palm Beach County School District. A day after the official count of COVID-19 positive students was 202, the district reported 341 positive student late Monday night.

The employee COVID-19 count also jumped by 30 to 73. The total of COVID-19 infected students and staffers in the Palm Beach County School District, exactly one week into the 2021-2022 school year, is 414.

The number of quarantined students is roughly 1,000. These students are permitted only to download work and complete that work independently. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis banned “distance” learning this year via live streaming.

Here are some of the notable schools and infection counts as Tuesday, August 17th, gets underway. This is an incomplete list.

Calusa Elementary: 7 students and 1 employee.

Christa McAuliffe Middle: 6 students.

Clifford O. Taylor/Kirklane Elementary: 6 students and 3 employees.

Coral Reef Elementary: 5 students and 2 employees.

Del Prada Elementary: 1 student.

Discovery Key Elementary: 6 students and 1 employee.

Don Estridge High Tech Middle: 5 students.

Eagles Landing: 2 students and 1 employee.

Equestrian Trails Elementary: 7 students and 1 employee.

Jupiter Community High: 18 students.

Loggers’ Run Community Middle School: 2 students and 3 employees.

Marsh Pointe Elementary: 7 students and 1 employee.

Morikami Park Elementary: 4 students and 1 employee.

Olympic Heights Community High: 3 students and 2 employees.

Palm Beach Central High: 7 students and 1 employee.

Palm Beach Lakes Community High: 9 students and 1 employee.

Panther Run Elementary: 10 students.

Pine Jog Elementary: 4 students.

Polo Park Middle: 4 students.

Rolling Green Elementary: 11 students and 2 employees.

Sandpiper Shores Elementary: 4 students.

Seminole Ridge Community High: 12 students.

Sunrise Park Elementary: 5 students.

Sunset Palms Elementary: 13 students and 1 employee.

Tradewinds Middle School: 7 students and 2 employees.

Waters Edge Elementary: 1 student and 1 employee.

Wellington Community High: 12 students.

West Boca Raton Community High: 1 employee.

The Palm Beach County School District confirms that its public reports are often a few days behind reality, so you these numbers are likely lower — and in some cases, significantly lower — than the true counts at individual schools. We reported yesterday that an employee at Omni Middle School in Boca Raton died on Sunday from COVID-19. Her COVID-19 infection is not yet listed in the official report.

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