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South Florida Students And Teachers Return To School After Coronavirus Scare

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Thirty students and three teachers from the Palm Beach Gardens campus of The Benjamin School may have been exposed to coronavirus at a weekend conference.

Thirty high school students and three teachers from a Palm Beach County school were given the “all clear” to return to campus after a potential coronavirus scare that started with a visit to Yale University over the weekend.

School officials say the group has not shown any signs of sickness following the four-day conference in Connecticut.

“Based on the most up to date information, including an overnight article in the New England Journal of Medicine, CDC guidelines, and consultations with local and state health officials as well as the lack of signs of illness amongst our returning students over the last 5 days since the potential exposure, we feel confident in allowing all to safely return to normal daily activities,” Thomas J. Reid, Benjamin School’s interim head of school, wrote in an email sent to the campus community on Thursday.

Read more at our news partner the Miami Herald.