The rise in COVID-19 cases and the new variants of the virus threaten a safe return to in-person classes.
Since August, the increase in cases within this population group has been constant despite remote schooling.
Because the state ordered some counties to keep health data secret citing privacy issues, parents in parts of the state don’t know if the outbreaks are related to their schools.
In July, the number of positive cases in children under 10, and between 10 and 19 years old, grew dramatically.
Florida ranked seventh in the nation in cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,00 children.