By Kevin Deutsch
Broward County Public Schools have recorded 1,708 COVID-19 cases among students and staff as of Sept. 16, up from the 1,572 recorded as of Sept. 13, data show.
Coronavirus infections have been confirmed for at least 1,273 students and 435 school employees, according to the school system’s COVID-19 dashboard. The new data show self-reported coronavirus cases for school employees, as well as confirmed cases for students attending in-person instruction, since school began Aug. 18.
Broward County Public Schools and the Florida Department of Health in Broward this week began a program providing free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations to students 12 and older at the district’s middle and high schools, centers, and colleges.
No insurance is required, district officials said, and participation is voluntary.
Broward schools encourage all district teachers and staff to get the COVID-19 vaccine. On August 17, the school board approved a $250 inventive bonus for school employees who get vaccinated.
The district is also enforcing a mask mandate for students and staff.
Only schools reporting at least one COVID-19 case are shown below. If cases increased since the last tally, the difference is included.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reported 13 cases.
Park Trails Elementary School reported 12 cases.
Heron Heights Elementary School reported 14 cases.
Westglades Middle School reported six cases, up from five.
Coral Springs schools
Coral Glades High School has reported 24 COVID-19 cases up from 22.
J.P. Taravella High School reported eight cases, up from six.
Coral Springs High School reported 16 cases.
Coral Springs Middle School reported three cases.
Forest Glen Middle School reported six cases.
Ramblewood Middle School reported 10 cases.
Coral Springs Elementary School reported six cases.
Parkside Elementary School reported five cases.
Riverside Elementary School reported 11 cases, up from 10.
Westchester Elementary School reported 15 cases, up from 11.
Ramblewood Elementary School reported 17 cases, up from 15.
Country Hills Elementary School reported one case.
Coral Park Elementary School reported six cases, up from five.
Park Springs Elementary School reported 18 cases, up from 17.
Forest Hills Elementary School reported three cases.
Eagle Ridge Elementary School reported five cases.
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- Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning crime journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has worked on staff at The Miami Herald, New York Daily News, and The Palm Beach Post.
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