BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County School District is reinstating the mandatory mask mandate for all staff members, employees, vendors, and visitors effective January 4th, 2022.
This is the official announcement made Friday just before noon: “The recent surge in COVID-19 cases brought on by the Omicron variant has raised the community transmission in Palm Beach County to a very high level. For the past three days, the positivity rate in Palm Beach County has been trending above 20%.
In an effort to help keep people as safe as possible, the School District is reinstating a facial covering requirement for all employees, vendors, and visitors effective Tuesday, January 4, while indoors. The District strongly encourages students to wear facial coverings when they return to school on Wednesday, January 5, but recognizes this decision under Florida law rests solely with parents or guardians.
Superintendent Mike Burke will continue to work closely with local health officials and reevaluate facial covering requirements in two weeks.
The School District will continue to remain vigilant with all of the other COVID-19 transmission mitigation strategies that we have had in place throughout the pandemic, including the use of MERV-13 air filters, portable HEPA air purification units in classrooms and clinics, enhanced cleaning, disinfecting wipes, hand sanitizer, and other measures.
Additionally, school nurses will continue to test symptomatic students who have a consent form on file.
The District also implores students and staff to stay home if not feeling well and experiencing any potential COVID-19 symptoms.
Thank you for your support of the School District of Palm Beach County and for doing your part to keep our schools, students and staff healthy.”
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