17 Employees at One Florida School District Have Died From COVID Since August, Officials Say

17 Employees at One Florida School District Have Died From COVID Since August, Officials Say

17 Employees at One Florida School District Have Died From COVID Since August, Officials Say A dozen of the employees have died since the first day of school on Aug. 10, according to multiple reports One school district in Florida has reported 17 employee deaths from COVID-19 since August as schools continue to battle the state and Gov. Ron DeSantis, who have banned them from requiring masks. Polk County Public Schools say a dozen employees have died from the coronavirus since school began on Aug. 10, according to multiple outlets. Five others died beforehand. The district called each death "a devastating blow" to the community in a statement obtained by NBC News. "The pandemic continues to severely impact our community, and many public servants — including educators, healthcare staff, rescue …
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