WEST PALM BEACH — The School District of Palm Beach County has launched an online dashboard to keep parents and staff informed of confirmed COVID-19 cases identified among individuals who were recently on district property, at PalmBeachSchools.org/Covid Dashboard.
The dashboard is updated nightly with confirmed cases by date, school and the number of students and employees affected. You will also find a link to the COVID-19 dashboard on the district’s main webpage.
The district has worked closely with the Florida Department of Health and the Health Care District of Palm Beach County to supply principals with a COVID-19 toolkit and provide support with protocols, contact tracing and communication.
Parents will be notified directly by the Health Department if their children have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case of COVID-19 on district property. Employees will be notified by Risk and Benefits Management if they have been exposed to someone with a confirmed case.
Very soon after that notification, a building-wide message will be sent to all parents and staff informing them of the case, and that if they didn’t receive a letter from the Health Department or Risk Management, it is very unlikely that they came in contact with the individual with the confirmed case.
For answers to frequently asked questions about the health and safety protocols in place in schools and other district facilities, including preventive steps and the communications protocols during COVID, go to the dashboard.
The Health Care District of Palm Beach County has also supplied a video for more information on school health procedures. The Health Care District staffs more than 200 school nurses in the district’s 179 schools.