COVID-19 Dashboard Notification Updates

COVID-19 Dashboard Notification Updates
Posted on 10/16/2020

The School District is working diligently to fine-tune the parental and staff notification process regarding positive COVID-19 cases, and expedite updates on the District’s COVID-19 Dashboard. The delivery of transparent, accurate, and timely information regarding COVID-19 is paramount to the District.

Over the past few days, the District has developed new protocols to streamline both the staff and parental notification process and the manner in which the District's COVID-19 dashboard is updated.

It is the intention of the District to notify parents, guardians, and staff of a particular school the same day that a positive COVID-19 case has been confirmed. Two letters will be distributed that day, one to the class affected and a second letter will be distributed school-wide.

After notification has occurred, the case will appear on the District’s COVID-19 Dashboard within a matter of hours. While all of this is occurring, the Florida Department of Health (DOH) will be conducting contact tracing in order to identify and inform those who were in close contact with the infected individual.

The District will notify parents and staff before the contact tracing conducted by DOH, is complete. This early notification is an effort to bring you this information quickly and inform you that all health-related protocol is underway.

Once the Florida Department of Health completes its contact tracing, the agency will inform those who were in close proximity to the infected individual, to let them know of their next health-related steps.

After all involved parties are notified by the DOH, the District will again contact those who were in the particular class, and the entire school community, that if they weren’t contacted by DOH, health officials determined that they were not in close proximity to the COVID-19 positive individual.

As a reminder, numerous safety procedures take place on all District campuses including, but not limited to, the wearing of facial coverings, social distancing, and increased sanitization.

COVID-19 remains an ongoing threat in Palm Beach County. It's important that you remain aware of symptoms and get tested should you feel you may have contracted the virus.

You'll find information about COVID-19 symptoms on the Florida Department of Health's website:

The District reminds the community that we all play a role in preventing the spread of COVID-19. If you or your child experiences any symptoms, please stay home until you feel well.

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