Broward County Schools has suffered a huge loss with several teachers dying from COVID-19.
According to the teachers union, three educators died from COVID-19 complications a week before school started in Broward County.
Anna Fusco, elementary school teacher and Broward Teachers Union President reports.
“It was a sad day for three schools because our teachers walked back on campus with their principals and they got the news from their families that they wouldn’t be reporting because they passed away from COVID-19. Fusco said.
The three teachers were not vaccinated, Fusco said.
One female teacher was 48, and another female teacher assistant, who was 49, worked at the same elementary school, according to Broward Teachers Union press release. The other teacher that died worked at another elementary school.
She was 48.
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The union initially reported a fourth death, but COVID-19 victim was not an employee, the release said.
“We grieve the losses along with their families and the school communities they left behind.” the press release said.
The union did not provide the names of the teachers or schools.
Since Aug. 1, 138 Broward County Public Schools employees have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the school COVID-19 dashboard.