The Florida Department of Health unveiled a report Tuesday that lists COVID-19 cases in schools across the point out. But the figures really don’t increase up.
Additional exactly, the amount of money of confirmed cases that Leon County Faculties reviews and the quantities noted by the point out well being section aren’t the exact.
The state demonstrates confirmed instances at 23 educational facilities in Leon County between Sept. 6 and Sept. 26, which includes laboratory colleges, charters and universities.
But the report is lacking more than 50 % of circumstances that nearby educational institutions have reported by themselves.
At Florida Point out College, which has reported 1,448 students constructive for COVID-19, the condition wellness office lists only a single scenario.
Florida A&M University has described 88 whole positive instances between college students and employees. The point out wellbeing office does not checklist FAMU in its report.
At minimum 13 faculties in the money county’s general public faculty district reporting verified circumstances of COVID-19 among the employees and learners are missing from state overall health department data.
That translates to 18 unaccounted for scenarios, not to mention the about 22 situations not recorded at the faculties on DOH’s checklist.
“It is not even near,” explained Assistant Superintendent Alan Cox, who oversees health and wellness at Leon County Schools.
Cox pointed to the lacking schools that the district identifies in its on the net COVID-19 dashboard:
- Swift Creek Center School
- Fort Braden School
- Elizabeth Cobb Middle College
- Canopy Oaks Elementary School
- Wesson Early Childhood System
- James S. Rickards High School
- Hawks Increase Elementary School
- Buck Lake Elementary School
- Achievements Academy option college
- Lively Complex Higher education
- Grownup and Neighborhood Instruction Faculty
- Griffin Middle School
- W.T. Moore Elementary College
As of Wednesday, the general public faculty district reported a cumulative whole of 58 learners and 21 employees good for COVID-19, while the overall health division displays only 31 situations between district students and personnel.
The schools on the overall health department’s list with lacking scenarios verified by the district are:
- Amos P. Godby Substantial College
- Astoria Park Elementary College
- Lawton Chiles Superior University
- Leon Large School
- Lincoln Substantial Faculty
- Roberts Elementary School
- Springwood Elementary University
- Montford Center University
Notably, the state well being office report is missing at the very least 17 college students and two personnel members at Chiles Significant Faculty who have analyzed optimistic, the district reports.
Cox explained the university district instantly alerts the Leon County Office of Well being, the neighborhood workplace of the state wellness office, of just about every verified COVID-19 situation that is reported by a guardian or school staff member.
Leon County wellness department spokeswoman Pam Saulsby explained the point out facts for conditions of COVID-19 in universities, which she said will update on Tuesdays, is collected from area overall health departments and “signifies the greatest, most correct information and facts obtainable.”
But Cox said, “All I can convey to you is, it is really completely wrong.”
Casey Chapter is the news editor of the FSView & Florida Flambeau. Get to her at [email protected] or comply with her on Twitter @CaseyChapter.
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