COVID Update

COVID Protocols for Students

The below is the Symptomatic Decision Tree protocols for students.  Please click on the image to download a printable copy.

COVID Testing Sites

With COVID numbers on the rise here is a reminder that there are many options available for residents to get testing. You may find more on this page.

  • Baptist Health Urgent Care
    • 20665 Lyons Road, Boca Raton, 33434
    • COVID, antibody & rapid antigen
    • daily 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    • walk-up or appointment
    • no doctor's note needed
    • takes insurance
  • CVS - all Minute Clinics
    • drive-through, COVID only
    • make appointment at CVS.com or CVS app
    • takes insurance
  • Walgreens - all locations
    • Drive-through, contactless testing
    • Ages 3+
    • Register online
    • FREE with insurance
  • Tradewinds Park - Drive Through
    • 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek
    • Monday through Friday from 8AM–6PM
    • FREE PCR oropharyngeal (throat swab) testing only
    • No rapid test
    • Appointment not required
    • Facial covering is required
    • Vehicle must have windows that fully open and close. Patients will receive test results in several days via text messaging.
  • South County Civic Center - Drive Through
    • 6700 Jog Road, Delray Beach, FL 33446
    • Mon. - Sun. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
    • FREE
COVID Vaccination Information

COVID vaccinations are still free and are available at a variety of locations.  Ages 12+ are now eligible for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Publix

  • Walk in, no appointment necessary
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Moderna

CVS

  • Walk in, no appointment necessary or you may schedule an appointment

The CDC has updated their recommended guidelines based upon the increased infection rates from the Delta variant.

  • To maximize protection from the Delta variant and prevent possibly spreading it to others, wear a mask indoors in public if you are in an area of substantial or high transmission.
  • Wearing a mask is most important if you have a weakened immune system or if, because of your age or an underlying medical condition, you are at increased risk for severe disease, or if someone in your household has a weakened immune system, is at increased risk for severe disease, or is unvaccinated. If this applies to you or your household, you might choose to wear a mask regardless of the level of transmission in your area.
Consent to Test - On Campus

To give your permission for your child to be tested for COVID-19 if they are having potential symptoms while on campus, please print, fill out and return the signed consent form.

  • COVID-19 Testing Information: The test that would be administered to your child is a rapid-antigen test.
  • Student Privacy Information: The School Health Program complies with all applicable federal and state privacy laws. All COVID-19 testing is confidential epidemiology information pursuant to section 381.0031, F.S.
  • Please be advised that as the parent or guardian, you will be contacted by a nurse or administrator prior to any testing, even with the consent on file. For children in grades 3 through 12, verbal authorization to proceed with testing will be accepted, with the consent on file, with the parent or guardian having the option of being present for testing.
Facial Covering Compliance

August 24, 2021

As a reminder, on Wednesday, August 18, 2021, the School Board approved a policy, making facial coverings mandatory for students in District-operated schools. This measure took effect on Monday, August 23, 2021, and principals have been advised to direct compliance on their campuses.

Parents and guardians, please understand that the School Board amended the facial covering policy in an effort to protect the health of our students and staff. Again, your child’s principal has been directed to carry out the will of the Board.

The only exception to this facial covering requirement is for students with ADA or 504 Plan accommodations. If your child requires an exemption from the mask requirement due to a documented disability,  please submit a request for an accommodation along with a note from a licensed medical physician documenting the need for the requested accommodation to the school’s 504 coordinator. 

The current policy, as approved on August 18, will remain in place for up to 90 days. However, the Board will periodically reassess the policy.  

Students who do not adhere to the guidance created by the School Board, and detailed in the policy, will be subject to discipline as outlined in the Student Code of Conduct: Policy 5.1812 (K-5) and Policy 5.1813 (6-12).

The following interventions and progressive discipline will apply for students who refuse to wear a facial covering:

  1. Facial coverings will be offered to students who arrive at school without one.
  2. Non-compliance may include but is not limited to, the following in a progressive order of corrective strategies:
          a) Conference with student
          b) Conference with parent/guardian
          c) Reiterate expectations and safety/health benefits
          d) Loss of privileges (during school hours)
          e) Loss of extra-curricular activities
          f) Temporary removal from class
          g) In-school suspension.
          h) Out of school suspension.
Stay At Home Instruction

August 13, 2021

Parents and Guardians:

Should your child need to be placed on a stay-home directive by the School District of Palm Beach County, or quarantined by the Health Department, the District has created a webpage that provides important guidance regarding instructional support.

Please visit https://www.palmbeachschools.org/stayhomeinstruction.

This webpage will also be available on the District’s Homepage and on every school’s website.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact your child’s school.


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