“Sonia Diaz, a spokesperson for several unions in the school district, confirmed the number of deaths to NBC 6,” reported Johnny Archer. “Miami-Dade County Public Schools resumed classes on Aug. 23, and it’s unknown when the employees contracted COVID-19.”
The news comes as school districts and state governments around the country wrestle with how to handle the continued spread of the Delta variant.
“FIFTEEN staff members in the Miami-Dade County Public Schools District have died from COVID-19 in the past TEN days.”— Leta McCollough Seletzky, JD (@LaSeletzky) September 4, 2021
[emphasis mine because I am yelling]https://t.co/FeCyBJUHAI
“One of [the victims] was Abe Coleman, a teacher for more than 30 years,” said the report. “In addition to teaching, Coleman was a mentor and Site Director for the 5000 Role Models of Excellence Program, overseeing the Holmes Elementary location. Coleman helped shape the lives of hundreds of young men over the years during his service for the organization that mentors young minority men in Miami Dade County.”
Justice is broken. DeSantis should be in jail.— John Oberlin (@OMGno2trump) September 4, 2021
15 Miami-Dade school staffers die of COVID in 10 days amid DeSantis' war on mask mandateshttps://t.co/HolHX0X1J8
As Florida experiences some of the worst COVID-19 numbers in the country, even surpassing its death toll at the height of last summer’s wave, Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) has continued to attack mask mandates, seeking to prohibit school districts around the state from enacting them — even as some districts in Republican strongholds acknowledge the need for mask rules.
NBC 6 Miami reported that 15 staffers and educators in the Miami-Dade County school system have died of COVID 19 — just in the past ten days.— Gigi 😏 (@Gigisaysthis1) September 4, 2021
DeSantis has continued to attack mask mandates, seeking to prohibit school districts around the state from enacting them pic.twitter.com/0EbtNn9HzY
A judge recently ruled DeSantis cannot enforce the mask mandate ban. Despite this, he has continued on with his plan to try to strip pay from local officials who impose mask mandates, starting with officials in Broward and Alachua Counties.
Florida is a full blown COVID death colony. https://t.co/AjjKaKCDJG— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) September 4, 2021