Pasco Schools Superintendent

Pasco Schools Warn of Increased and Avoidable COVID cases

PASCO COUNTY, Fla. – In a video address, Pasco County School Superintendent Kurt Browning warned of school activities’ cancellation if COVID-19 cases continue to rise.

“I want to make sure that everyone is aware that we are headed into a challenging time that can force us to make some difficult decisions. Already our community and our schools are seeing worrisome increases in COVID-19 cases. Many of these cases could have been avoided. We need to be prepared to take action in case that trend continues or worsens,”┬ásaid Browning.

“Since the start of the school year, we have allowed schools to hold many events that enhance the educational experience, including musical and theatrical performances and sporting events. If the infection rate locally continues on an upper trend, and if we continue to see an increase in cases in our schools, we’ll have to seriously consider curtailing or eliminating such activities to protect the health and safety of our students and our staff,” Browning continued.

COVID cases jumped on November 8th in Pasco County, with 6,820 new cases being reported that day alone. However, hospitalization rates and death rates throughout the country have declined, which is the good news.

Browning’s full video address can be viewed here:

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