By Kevin Deutsch
Broward County Public Schools have recorded 3,637 COVID-19 cases among students and staff as of Nov. 13, up 237 from the 3,400 recorded as of Oct. 25, data show.
Coronavirus infections have been confirmed for at least 2,966 students and 671 school employees, according to the school system’s COVID-19 dashboard.
The increase in Broward school cases is among the smallest since the Delta variant became the dominant COVID-19 strain in the U.S. and comes as coronavirus infection totals and positivity rates continue to fall across South Florida.
Free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccinations are now available to a newly approved group, children ages 5 to 11, at BCPS elementary and middle schools. No insurance is required.
Students younger than 18 can be vaccinated without a parent or guardian present if they bring a consent form signed by a parent or guardian to the vaccination site.
The school district’s 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.
Only schools reporting at least one COVID-19 case are shown below. If cases increased since Oct. 16, the difference is included.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School reported 32 COVID-19 cases since the first day of school, up from 30 on Oct. 25.
Park Trails Elementary School reported 15 cases.
Heron Heights Elementary School reported 41 cases, up from 35.
Riverglades Elementary School recorded 16 cases, up from 11.
Westglades Middle School reported 12 cases, up from 11.
Coral Springs schools
Coral Glades High School has reported 72 cases up from 66.
J.P. Taravella High School reported nine cases.
Coral Springs High School reported 47 cases.
Coral Springs Middle School reported 10 cases, up from nine.
Forest Glen Middle School reported nine cases, up from eight.
Ramblewood Middle School reported 37 cases, up from 31.
Sawgrass Springs Middle School reported 23 cases, up from 22.
Coral Springs Elementary School reported 15 cases.
Parkside Elementary School reported seven cases, up from six.
Riverside Elementary School reported 34 cases, up from 31.
Westchester Elementary School reported 21 cases, up from 18.
Ramblewood Elementary School reported 23 cases.
Country Hills Elementary School reported 13 cases, up from nine.
Coral Park Elementary School reported seven cases.
Park Springs Elementary School reported 33 cases.
Forest Hills Elementary School reported 23 cases, up from 21.
Eagle Ridge Elementary School reported 15 cases, up from 13.
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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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