COVID-19 Palm Beach County Schools

COVID Cases Rise In Palm Beach County School District

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Now 5,292 Cases. Situation Continues To Worsen, Classes In Some Schools Near Empty.


Nearly 5,300 COVID-19 cases in the Palm Beach County School District as of early Monday, September 20, 2021.


BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The COVID-19 situation in the Palm Beach County School District continues to worsen, as some schools are now so seriously hit by COVID that classes are largely empty.

As of early Monday morning, 5,292 students and employees have tested positive for COVID-19 during the school year that is just starting its seventh week. The split: 4,566 students and 726 employees.

Worse, thousands of students are under a daily “stay home” directive which is the school district’s equivalent of a quarantine. These are students who were near someone, for an extended period of time, who tested positive for COVID-19. These students are largely on their own. There is no “live, distance learning” due to mandates from Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Teachers are not required to volunteer their time to teach these students after school.

Among the notable case countds Monday morning:

Addison Mizner Elementary: 58 COVID-19 cases.

Atlantic High: 41 COVID-19 cases.

Bak Middle School of the Arts: 39 cases COVID-19 cases.

Boca Raton High: 129 COVID-19 cases.

Congress Middle: 45 COVID-19 cases.

Del Prado Elementary: 23 COVID-19 cases.

Don Estridge High Tech Middle: 37 COVID-19 cases.

Eagles Landing Middle School: 35 COVID-19 cases.

Independence Middle: 44 COVID-19 cases.

Loggers Run Middle: 51 COVID-19 cases.

Morikami Park Elementary: 21 COVID-19 cases.

Olympic Heights High: 62 COVID-19 cases.

Omni Middle: 40 COVID-19 cases.

Polo Park Middle: 69 COVID-19 cases.

Seminole Ridge High: 144 COVID-19 cases.

Spanish River High: 56 COVID-19 cases.

Verde K-8: 62 COVID-19 cases.

Waters Edge Community Elementary: 7 COVID-19 cases.

Wellington Elementary: 45 COVID-19 cases.

Wellington High: 117 COVID-19 cases.

Whispering Pines Elementary: 18 COVID-19 cases.

William T. Dwyer High: 79 COVID-19 cases.

Woodlands Middle School: 78 COVID-19 cases.

The official Palm Beach County School District COVID-19 numbers are often three days behind “reality,” as the Florida Department of Health and school officials often contact trace and confirm cases before adding them to the public count. These cases may have been previously announced to specific members of a school’s community.


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