CORAL SPRINGS, FL – The City of Coral Springs Charter School had the highest number of new Covid-19 cases among Broward County schools between Feb 14 – 20, according to the Florida Department of Health.

The school at 3205 N. University Drive, operated by Charter Schools USA, had 11 new cases -- eight students, two teachers, and a staff member who had tested positive and those results were recorded that week, the state health department reported this week in its most-recent school report.

Of those cases, nine people had symptoms of the virus, and two did not, the data showed.

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While the number of cases spiked at Coral Springs Charter School, the school hasn’t seen any indications of an outbreak or spread, said Colleen Reynolds, spokesperson for Coral Springs Charter School.

“All cases have been random and there is little evidence of student-to-student spread,” she said.

Reynolds added that the school “strictly follows all reporting and exposure protocols and immediately sends home anyone who has close contact with someone who has tested positive according to CDC guidelines.”

There are more than 320 public schools in Broward County.

According to the health department data, the Broward County schools with the next highest number of new cases during the week of Feb 14 – 20 were Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School (seven cases), Dillard 6-12 (seven cases), and American Heritage School (six cases).

In all, Coral Springs Charter School has had 35 cases since Sept. 6: 30 students, four teachers, and one other staff member, according to the data.

 

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