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More Than 45 COVID Cases Among Staff At Broward Schools. One Student Tests Positive.

A young boy wearing a face mask and headphones sits in front of a laptop in an empty classroom with a teacher.
Emily Michot
Miami Herald
Nova Blanche Forman Elementary School teacher Attiya Batool teaches her fourth-grade class virtually as her son, Nabeel, does his second-grade classwork online wearing a mask and headphones during the first day of school in Broward, Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020.

The number of positive cases in Broward County public schools rose to more than 45 after school campuses reopened.

More than 45 Broward County public schools staff members and one student in the district have tested positive for the novel coronavirus as of Monday, according to the latest information released from the school district.

The numbers came out four days after Broward public schools opened their doors to students for in-person learning for the first time since schools closed in March.

“Broward County Public Schools understands parents’ concerns about the potential spread of COVID-19 as the phased reopening of schools for face-to-face eLearning continues,” a statement released by the district Tuesday says. “The District is following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and working closely with the Florida Department of Health-Broward, to make sure we are taking all the necessary precautions to protect the health and safety of students and staff.”

Read more from our news partner at The Miami Herald.