Palm Beach County School District Urges Parents To Act Responsibly As DeSantis Again Makes Controversial Choice…
BY: COVID DESK | BocaNewsNow.com
BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2022 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Palm Beach County School District Thursday night told BocaNewsNow.com that it is forced to adhere to the new and highly controversial COVID-19 policy enacted by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and his new Surgeon General Joseph Lapado.
Sources tell BocaNewsNow.com that school district officials are overall disappointed and some are “livid” that DeSantis, again, is making decisions that appear to be political with no caring for students or teachers.
“DeSantis and his faux Surgeon General are playing to politics when they take this anti-mask, anti-isolation stance,” said a teacher of a South Palm Beach County public school. “We have already dealt with so much. Now we have to deal with DeSantis’ latest crazy COVID plan.”
The plan, which we reported on earlier today, is best summed up by DeSantis’ own title: “Buck The CDC.” Anything the CDC is doing based on fact and science is essentially being thrown out by DeSantis and Dr. Lapado.
The Palm Beach County School District issued this statement a short time ago:
“Today, Governor Ron DeSantis and State Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo announced new guidance regarding the quarantine timeframe for students who test positive for COVID-19. The updated guidance from the Florida Department of Health (FLDOE) mandates that students who are symptomatic or test positive for the virus may return to school after 5 days of isolation rather than the 10 day isolation period recommended by the CDC, and the timeframe which has been in place in our schools.
The new 5-day isolation guidance for COVID-19 issued by the FLDOE is effective immediately.
Parents and guardians, we implore you to keep students home if they are 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. We appreciate your patience during this challenging time.”
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