Tuesday August 24, 2021

On Monday, the Palm Beach County School District announced some protocols for fans attending athletic events, covering everything from seating to masks. The school district moved to enforce mandates to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and its variants. Venue capacities will be limited to 50 percent, “allowing a maximum of 2,000 spectators in a stadium and 700 in a gym. Seating will be socially distanced and sanitized after use, through the UNX Disinfecting program. The district “strongly recommended” distancing at both outdoor and indoor venues. All spectators will be required to wear masks both outdoors and indoors. Practices will be closed to the public “on all 24 traditional public high school campuses.” The only visitors permitted will be college coaches and recruiters. On its Facebook page, the school district announced it will be further explaining these protocols and taking questions in a Facebook Live on Thursday. Already this week, one football game has been canceled in Hendry County. The JV Tiger Football Game vs. Okeechobee slated to be held on August 26, is canceled.

Hendry County School District has provided COVID-19 guidelines for the 2021-2022 school year. The guidelines include information about screenings, physical spacing, facial coverings and students and staff members who are, or may become symptomatic for the virus. The district says they will follow the CDC guidelines for quarantine. District superintendent Michael Swindle says the COVID-19 dashboard reflects nearly real-time results and the numbers change on a daily basis. As of this morning, 57 students are currently reporting a positive result for COVID, while 109 students are currently under orders to quarantine. The dashboard shows 14 staff members have recently tested positive as well. Again, these numbers are expected to change daily according to district officials. Visit Hendry-schools.org to read the guidelines, and view the dashboard.  Hendry County District Schools / Homepage (hendry-schools.org)

Marcos Montes De Oca has been hired on as Glades County manager. The county commission was expected to approve his contract at last night’s meeting. Montes De Oca says he enjoyed the selection process and the interviews. Most importantly though, he’s happy to be back home.  He expects to begin serving in his position on September 1st. The commission met at the Doyle Conner building last night.

The Glades Initiative offers food distribution at its new location to anyone. Those coming in cars are asked to line up as usual beside the office at 149 SE Avenue D for drive-through pick-up on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Both drivers and walkers will receive food bags on a first-come-first-serve basis.

WHEN: Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021 | 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

WHERE: The Glades Initiative, 149 SE Avenue D, Belle Glade, FL 33430

CONTACT: 561-996-3310