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School Board Chairman: Mask mandate makes sense; incivility does not. | Commentary

The Palm Beach County School Board’s COVID-19 mask policy is consistent with the law and our obligations under the Florida constitution. As School Board members, we have a constitutional duty to provide safe schools and a statutory duty to protect the welfare of our students. Given the threat that the virus poses to children and their families, we believe that we are acting in the best interests of our students and that our policy is necessary to fulfill our duty to keep our students safe.
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PBC COVID State of Emergency ended

Palm Beach County‘s COVID state of emergency will be terminated as of tomorrow. Therefore rescinding the order to wear a mask in county buildings. Termination of Declaration of Continuing State…
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State's weekly coronavirus deaths' increase below 1,000, cases 15,684

Florida's coronavirus statistics have returned to levels before the Delta variant ravaged the state during the summer with cases averaging a little more than 2,000 per day, deaths' increase under 1,000 weekly, first-time positivity rate 1.6 percentage points below the target 5% and hospitalizations around 2,500. Florida's weekly infection percentage...

COVID-19 Cases Continue To Decline In Palm Beach County

As local virus cases and deaths continue to recede, Florida Department of Health-Palm Beach County Director Dr. Alina Alonso cautioned the Palm Beach County Commission on Tuesday, Oct. 19 to anticipate another rise once the holiday season arrives. “The data continues to improve, thanks to the incredible work that everyone’s...
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When COVID-19 emptied schools, a teacher learned new lessons

I’ve been asked, “How’s school going?” more times since COVID-19 blew up our lives than in the previous 37 years I’ve been a Palm Beach County high-school teacher. For anyone wanting a behind-the-scenes answer, this is mine:. When schools closed March 13, 2020 “until at least March 30,” fortunately, I...

KINSA: Palm Beach County Almost In “Green” COVID Zone

Palm Beach County Commissioners End Hospital Reporting Requirement. BY: STAFF REPORT | BOCA RATON, FL ( (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The Kinsa Healthweather update for Wednesday reveals that Palm Beach County is on the cusp of enter the green, or “low risk” zone, for COVID-19 spread. Kinsa rated Palm Beach County […] The article KINSA: Palm Beach County Almost In “Green” COVID Zone appeared first on

Health Care District’s Public Service Announcements Ask the Public to “Listen to Someone You Trust” about Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine

October 22 2021 – At a time when interest in first-doses of the COVID-19 vaccine is waning at the Health Care District of Palm Beach County’s mobile clinics, the agency’s Chief Executive Officer is encouraging the public to listen to those they trust about their experience getting vaccinated against COVID-19.
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With COVID-19 infections falling, Palm Beach County hospitals no longer must report daily data

Palm Beach County hospitals no longer have to report COVID-19 data daily to the county government. County commissioners unanimously agreed Tuesday to cancel an order requiring local hospitals to send statistics to the county’s emergency management department detailing how many coronavirus patients they were treating, how many intensive care unit beds are available, and more.

State of emergency canceled in Palm Beach County

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBS12) — Commissioners canceled the local state of emergency in Palm Beach County Tuesday morning. The Palm Beach County Board of Commissioners approved the state of emergency in August when COVID-19 cases hit a summer surge. According to the Florida Department of Health, the number of...
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Health District of Palm Beach County releases New PSAs encouraging the public to ask someone they trust about the COVID-19 vaccine

PALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — Officials with the Health Care District of Palm Beach County have released several public service announcements that ask for those who are hesitant about getting the COVID-19 vaccine to "Listen to Someone You Trust". The PSAs are recorded in Spanish, Creole and English. According to...

Alpert JFS Introduces Support Group For Teachers

It has been a hard year for educators. Palm Beach County teachers, specifically, have spent the last 18 months teaching during a pandemic, sometimes virtually, often with masks, and constantly receiving mixed messages and direction. Stress-inducing challenges range from staffing shortages to student absenteeism because of COVID-19 illnesses and positive...