By Kevin Deutsch
Public schools in Broward County have recorded 1,708 cases of COVID-19 among students and staff as of September 16, up from 1,572 recorded as of September 13, according to data.
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 shows self-reported coronavirus cases for school employees, as well as confirmed cases for students in in-person instruction, since the start of the school year on August 18.
Broward County Public Schools and the Florida Department of Health in Broward this week launched a program providing free Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines to students 12 and older at middle and high schools, centers and colleges in the district.
No insurance is required, district officials said, and participation is voluntary.
Broward Schools are encouraging all teachers and district staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19. On August 17, the school board approved a $ 250 inventiveness bonus for school employees who get vaccinated.
The district also enforces a mask mandate for students and staff.
Only schools reporting at least one case of COVID-19 are shown below. If the cases have increased since the last count, the difference is included.
Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School has reported 13 cases.
Park Trails Elementary School has reported 12 cases.
Heron Heights Elementary School has reported 14 cases.
Westglades Middle School reported six cases, up from five.
Coral Springs Schools
Coral Glades High School has reported 24 cases of COVID-19 compared to 22.
JP Taravella High School reported eight cases, up from six.
Coral Springs High School has reported 16 cases.
Coral Springs Middle School has reported three cases.
Forest Glen Middle School has reported six cases.
Ramblewood Middle School has reported 10 cases.
Coral Springs Elementary School has reported six cases.
Parkside Elementary School has 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 has reported a case.
Coral Park Elementary School has reported six cases, up from five.
Park Springs Elementary School reported 18 cases, up from 17.
Forest Hills Elementary School has reported three cases.
Eagle Ridge Elementary School has reported five cases.
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Kevin Deutsch is an award-winning criminal journalist and author. A graduate of Florida International University, Kevin has served on staff for the Miami Herald, the New York Daily News, and the Palm Beach Post.