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FLORIDA: More Than 1000 Students COVID-Infected In Palm Beach County Schools

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BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County School District Thursday night revealed that more than 1000 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since school started slightly more than a week ago.

Officially, 1014 students have tested positive with 135 staffers. That brings the Palm Beach County School District total to 1,149.

There are believed to be more than 2,000 students quarantined — all stuck at home with no live interaction with teachers. Due to an order by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis prohibiting distance or “virtual” learning during the 2021-2022 school year, sick or quarantined students only have the option to download work, and complete that work on their own.

Among the schools with notable COVID-19 infection reports Thursday night:

Addison Mizner Elementary: 6 students and 2 employees.

Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts: 8 students.

Atlantic Community High: 6 students.

Bak Middle School of the Arts: 5 students.

Banyan Creek Elementary: 7 students.

Blinks Forest Elementary: 15 students.

Boca Raton Community High School: 21 students.

Boca Raton Community Middle School: 8 students.

Boca Raton Elementary 2 students.

Calusa Elementary: 18 students and 1 staffer.

Coral Reef Elementary: 18 students and 3 employees.

Del Prado Elementary: 4 students.

Don Estridge High Tech Middle: 11 students.

Eagles Landing Middle School: 5 students and 1 employee.

Equestrian Trails Elementary: 10 students and 1 employee.

Frontier Elementary: 14 students and 1 employee.

Hammock Pointe Elementary: 4 students and 1 employee.

Independence Middle: 10 students.

Jupiter Community High: 40 students.

Limestone Creek Elementary: 15 students and 1 employee.

Loggers’ Run Community Middle: 12 students and 1 employee.

Morikami Park Elementary: 10 students and 1 employee.

Olympic Heights Community High: 16 students and 3 employees.

Palm Beach Central High: 22 students and 1 employee.

Palm Beach Lakes Community High: 14 students.

Polo Park Middle: 9 students.

Santaluces Community High School: 11 students and 2 employees.

Seminole Ridge Community High: 20 students.

Spanish River Community High: 5 students.

Sunrise Park Elementary: 7 students.

Sunset Palms Elementary: 24 students and 1 employee.

Tradewinds Middle School: 10 students and 3 employee.s

Waters Edge Elementary: 2 students and 1 employee.

Wellington Community High: 26 students.

West Boca Raton Community High: 17 students and 2 employee.s

Whispering Pines Elementary: 2 students.

Woodlands Middle: 18 students and 3 employees.

The Palm Beach County School Board voted 6-1 Wednesday night to requires masks for all students, eliminating the option for parents to “opt out” their children. The only acceptable excuse now is a federal medical exemption that may take weeks to obtain. The mask mandate starts Monday and will remain in effect for 90 days.

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