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When will Palm Beach County move to phase 2?

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When will Palm Beach County move to phase 2?

When will Palm Beach County move to phase 2?

Palm Beach County Mayor Dave Kerner says once schools are open he believes the district needs to evaluate the county's metrics, numbers and positivity rate on an on-going basis to make sure kids are safe.

PALM BEACH COUNTY... COUNTYLEADERS GIVING AN UPDATE THISAFTERNOON ABOUT THE MOVESTHEY'RE MAKING TO HELP PREVENTTHE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS.WPTV NEWSCHANNEL 5'S TODDWILSON IS LIVE WITH THAT NEWINFORMATION...MAYOR KERNER SAYS THE COUNTYIS MOVING IN THE RIGHTDIRECTION.HE SAID OVER 38 THOUSAPEOPLE HAVE TESTED POSITIVE INTHE COUNTY.

WE HAVE 367 NEWCASES AND 976 PEOPLE HAVE DIEDFROM THE VIRUS.

KERNER WENT ONTO SAY OUR POSITIVITY RATE IAT 6.5% AS OF THURSDAY.

HESAID TO TRY AND BRING THEPOSITIVITY RATE DOWN EVENFURTHER THE COUNTYORDER HAS BEEN EXTENDEDANOTHER 30 DAYS.

KERNEREVENTUALLY TOUCHED ON MOVINGTHE COUNTY TO PHASE II.

HESAID THE MOVE TO THE NEXT TIERWOULD BE DONE IN STEPS.

THEFIRST MOVE MEANS SENDING ALETTER OF REQUEST TO GOVERNORDESANTIS WHEN COUNTYCOMMISSIONERS THINK WE'REREADY.

THE DECISION ISRELEVENT TO SCHOOLS BECAUSE ITALLOWS STUDENTS BACK INTOCLASSROOMS ON CAMPUS.

KERNERSAYS ONCE SCHOOLS ARE OPEN HEBELIEVES THE DISTRICT NEEDS TOEVALUATE THE COUNTY'S METRICS,NUMBERS AND POSTITIVY RATE ONAN ON-GOING BASES TO MAKE SUKIDS ARE SAFE.<16:26:56 I HAVE FEARS ABOUTOPENING UP TWO MASSIVEINSTITUTIONS, PHASE TWOBUSINESSES AND THE SCHOOLBOARD AT THE SAME TIME I HOPEWE CAN CONTINUE TO WORK WITHTHE SCHOOL BOARD TO FIND A WAYTO STAGGER THOSE TWOAPPROACHES.

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