PBC Educators Address the First Day of School in Press Conference

first_imgThe first day of school in Palm Beach County is a week away and the Palm Beach County School District wants students and parents to be prepared.Superintendent Dr. Donald Fennoy, along with other school district leaders, will hold a news conference on Monday at 11 a.m. to discuss the upcoming school year and new initiatives in the district.All Palm Beach public schools start classes on Monday, Aug. 12.Find your child’s school bus stop here.School security is a top priority in Palm Beach County. The district recently satisfied the state mandate requiring a police officer or armed guard posted in every public school.That mandate was a direct result of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Feb. 14, 2018.last_img read more

Some hospitals opt to restrict certain surgeries

first_imgHCA East Florida Division hospitals in St. Lucie County has announced that they will be limiting certain inpatient and outpatient surgeries and procedures due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in Florida.The health division made the announcement on Tuesday stating that they are working with their health partners to identify which patients will have their procedures delayed.“Patients whose procedures will be delayed will be contacted by their surgeon. The hospitals remain safe and open for medical emergencies, deliveries, and procedures that are medically necessary in which delay would jeopardize the patient’s wellbeing,” the healthcare division said in a statement.Lawnwood Regional Medical Center has already began postponing elective surgeries while St. Lucie Medical Center will put restrictions in place beginning on July 16th.Several Palm Beach County hospitals have also elected to pause certain surgeries due to COVID concerns and to free up some ICU beds.last_img read more