© 2020 WLRN
MIAMI | SOUTH FLORIDA
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Local News

Under Legal Pressure, Florida Releases Names Of Schools With COVID-19 Cases

herald_school_photo.jpg
Emily Michot
/
Miami Herald

The report, which accounts for data recorded between Sept. 6 and Sept. 26, shows a limited picture of COVID-19 cases tied to schools.

A month after Florida schools reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic, state officials revealed for the first time on Tuesday evening a state report that details school-related COVID-19 data.

The school-specific data was released by the Florida Department of Health after a coalition of news organizations threatened to sue Gov. Ron DeSantis for violating the state public records law.

DeSantis’ administration refused to release the information after numerous requests over a month-long span. State health officials shared the data with local school officials but told them they considered the information confidential.

Read more from our news partner at the Miami Herald.