The president of the federation said schools are not ready to open because of the high COVID-19 positivity rate and the over 100 school buildings in disrepair after last year's earthquakes.
Now Miami-Dade and Broward County public schools, as well as some state universities, have also created COVID-19 dashboards to track confirmed cases among students and employees.
CDC says that higher hospitalization rates will continue for the next four weeks.
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.
As of September 4, 51,961 children have tested positive for COVID-19 in Florida. Cases increased after schools opened in some parts of the state.
DeSantis’ administration instructed schools not to close just because a student shows symptoms, without first calling state officials to discuss it.
Florida ranked seventh in the nation in cumulative COVID-19 cases per 100,00 children.