More COVID Cases Reported In One Month Than All Of 2020-2021 School Year.
BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — There are now at least 3,907 COVID-19 cases in the Palm Beach County School District. In less than one month, more students and teachers have become infected with COVID-19 than during all of the 2020-2021 school year — a year where more than half of the school population engaged in distance learning.
The total case count of all of the last school year: 3855.
While 3,907 students and teachers have been infected so far, the number of students under a “stay home directive” — the equivalent of a quarantine — is even greater. It’s believed that as many as 3,000 students and employees are currently ordered to stay home due to their exposure, or potential exposure, to someone who has tested positive. As we’ve reported, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis banned ‘distance learning’ this year. That means students can only download work to complete independently. Teachers are not providing live instruction. Any extra help they provide is voluntary.
Among the schools with notable case counts Friday morning, September 3rd:
Addison Mizner Elementary: 53 cases.
Boca Raton High School: 95 cases.
Boca Raton Middle: 40 cases.
Calusa Elementary: 46 cases.
Del Prado Elementary: 15 cases.
Don Estridge High Tech Middle: 27 cases.
Eagles Landing Middle: 19 cases.
Jupiter High: 112 cases.
Loggers Run Middle: 35 cases.
Manatee Community Elementary: 61 cases.
Morikami Park Elementary: 17 cases.
Olympic Heights High: 51 cases.
Omni Middle: 21 cases.
Seminole Ridge High: 111 cases.
Spanish River High: 35 cases.
Sunrise Park Elementary: 28 cases.
Verde K-8: 44 cases.
Wellington High: 96 cases.
West Boca Raton Community High: 35 cases.
Whispering Pines Elementary: 14 cases.
The official split as of Friday morning: 3,395 students are infected with COVID-19 with 512 employees. The actual case count is higher — the Palm Beach County School District reports cases publicly approximately 3 days after those cases are reported to school officials. The Florida Department of Health must first confirm the case before the school district reports it to the public.
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