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Parents, tell us your thoughts as COVID cases rise in Tampa Bay schools

The Tampa Bay Times wants to hear how families are dealing with school, and a virus that won’t go away.
Children arrive at Clearwater's Skycrest Elementary on Aug. 11, the first day of the 2021-22 school year in Pinellas County.
Children arrive at Clearwater's Skycrest Elementary on Aug. 11, the first day of the 2021-22 school year in Pinellas County. [ DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD | Times ]
Published Aug. 17, 2021

All over Tampa Bay, parents are voicing concern as schools see a huge jump in COVID-19 cases. The Tampa Bay Times wants to hear how you — and your kids — are weathering these developments.

In the first week of fall 2021 classes, schools in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Pasco and Hernando counties reported a total of nearly 1,000 cases, up from the 116 cases during the first two weeks of last year.

Related: COVID case counts far ahead of last year in Tampa Bay schools

Cases continued to rise in the second week this year, prompting the Hillsborough School Board to revisit its protocols for protecting students and staff.

Take a minute to share your thoughts and experiences with us. Complete this Google Form, or fill it out below. We will take your completion as consent for publishing your comments. A reporter may follow up with you.

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