Douglas County School District reports three new COVID-19 cases
MINDEN, Nev. (KOLO) - SEPT. 21: The Douglas County School District confirms three additional positive cases of COVID-19.
The district said the cases impact students at Douglas High School and Carson Valley Middle School.
There is still no evidence that any of DCSD’s positive cases contracted the virus within DCSD schools.
The district is working with Carson City Health and Human Services and Douglas County Emergency Management on contact tracing and has already notified those individuals who are considered close contacts and will be excluded from school for 14 days.
Students excluded from school will be provided distance learning opportunities by their classroom teachers.
AUG. 28, 5 P.M. The Douglas County School District announced Friday a third positive case of COVID-19 within the school district.
As with the other two cases announced this week, the school district did not say if the infected person is a student, teacher or staff member.
The school district said the person has had contact with a small number of people at Douglas High School.
There’s no evidence the three cases are related, the school district said.
Contact tracing is underway and people who were a close contact of the infected person will be excluded from school for 14 days. Excluded students will get distance learning opportunities.
The school district is following local and federal cleaning protocols.
AUG. 27, 7:30 P.M. The Douglas County School District on Thursday confirmed its second positive case of COVID-19.
The infection could affect a small number of people associated with Pau Wa Lu Middle School.
The infection follows the first case announced Wednesday night.
The school district is working with Carson City Health and Human Services and Douglas County Emergency Management to do contact tracing with people who may be considered close contacts with the infected person. As a result, “we anticipated that a very small number of individuals will be excluded from school for 14 days,” the school district said in a statement.
Students excluded from school will do distance learning.
The school district will again do cleaning as recommended by local and federal authorities.
ORIGINAL STORY: The Douglas County School District reported a positive case of COVID-19 and said “a small number of individuals at Gardnerville Elementary School, Carson Valley Middle School, and Douglas High School” could be affected.
Families with a member who was a close contact of the infected person have been contacted by Carson City Health and Human Services, which handles COVID-19 cases for Douglas County as well as Lyon and Storey counties.
“We are confident in the contact tracing process, and as a result, we anticipate that a very small number of individuals will be excluded from school for 14 days,” the school district said in a Facebook post. “Students excluded from school will be provided distance learning opportunities by their classroom teacher.”
The school district is following a cleaning protocol recommended by CCHHS and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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