Well being care suppliers name for extra transparency in COVID-19 case reporting in Nassau County faculties


NASSAU COUNTY, Fla. – Some Nassau County dad and mom are taking issues into their very own palms in the case of monitoring the variety of COVID-19 circumstances of their youngsters’s school rooms.

They’ve created a social media community amongst themselves as a result of case counts aren’t at present being damaged down by faculty within the Nassau County Faculty District. It’s simply one of many requests well being care suppliers are demanding in a letter — which News4Jax has obtained — to Nassau County Faculty Board members.

As of Monday, the NCSD Mum or dad Covid Monitoring Fb group had greater than 2,000 members. The useful resource will not be run by faculty officers however as an alternative dad and mom, who’ve additionally created a kind to report a baby with COVID-19.

The creators of the group name it a neighborhood effort, asking no names to be talked about however requesting dad and mom report the college, grade and instructor affected by COVID-19.

One dad or mum wrote Sunday: “HES 1st grader, Fever began 8/1. Well being division known as on 8/5 constructive check. Quarantined till 8/13.”

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The group is even arming dad and mom with details about doable COVID-19 transmission on the bus.

“Yulee Center , examined constructive. Bus quantity 418,” one other dad or mum wrote.

The Fb web page’s improvement comes on the heels of a Nassau County School Board meeting in late August when some dad and mom requested that the COVID-19 case numbers supplied by the district be damaged down by faculty.

Proper now, the college district’s COVID-19 dashboard solely lists the variety of new COVID-19 circumstances, together with the variety of workers and college students quarantined. Superintendent Dr. Kathy Burns mentioned breaking down the circumstances faculty by faculty is a matter of manpower.

“We’ve got one particular person in prevention and intervention that’s dealing with this and dealing till Eight or 9 o’clock each evening, so we’re each possibility in the case of breaking it down by faculty, however we haven’t gotten there but,” Burns mentioned final month.

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Native well being care professionals are additionally placing strain on faculty board members in Nassau County, the place students can opt out of the district’s mask mandate, sending every a letter Monday morning, which reads partially:

“We want, as different districts have, to suggest stricter phrases to the masks mandate. The opt-out must be solely given to people who have medical circumstances that prohibit them from sporting one. Transparency is one other situation. If a pupil or instructor has examined constructive, the ENTIRE class must be notified instantly. Mother and father ought to have the proper to maintain their youngsters dwelling if a classmate has Covid.”

News4Jax spoke briefly with faculty board member Lissa Braddock, who mentioned she has but to learn the letter, citing the Labor Day vacation. She mentioned she and different board members will probably be unable to remark till the pinnacle of the college board additionally reads the letter and evaluations the letter’s requests.

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