Carson School District to resume bus service for students

Published: Sep. 6, 2020 at 2:14 PM PDT|Updated: Sep. 21, 2020 at 5:40 PM PDT
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CARSON CITY, Nev. (KOLO) - UPDATE: The Carson City School District announced Monday that bus service for students will resume on Tuesday, September 29. An email and phone call went out to families on Monday afternoon to alert them of the change.

SEPT. 10 UPDATE: The Carson City School District confirmed three more positive cases of COVID-19.

One of the cases is an employee who works at Bordewich Bray Elementary School. The two other people work in the transportation department with a connection to another positive case confirmed on September 6, 2020.

The district said the last day of exposure was the same as the first reported case.

The district anticipates a small number of people to be excluded from school and work for the isolation period identified through contact tracing. Students excluded from school will be provided distance learning opportunities by their classroom teacher.

Employees who were previously identified will continue to quarantine for the recommended isolation period. Transportation services will resume at the earliest on September 15 unless more employees test positive.

ORIGINAL STORY: The Carson City School District is temporarily halting bus services after confirming a positive COVID-19 case within the transportation department.

The district announced the positive case Sunday, September 6, 2020. It is the first positive COVID-19 case for the school district.

In a statement released Monday, the district said the decision was made to halt all transportation and bus services due to the number of employees told to isolate.

Based on the last day of exposure, those identified will quarantine for the recommended isolation period and transportation services will resume as soon as possible, the district said. At the earliest, that could be September 15, but possibly longer if more employees test positive.

Any other person, student or staff, who may have had close contact will be contacted by phone Monday, the district said.

If students are excluded, they will get distance learning opportunities through their classroom teachers.

Families are asked to make transportation arrangements for their child to and from school. Any families unable to transport their student(s) to and from school will be able to participate in school learning via full-remote online until transportation services resume.

Transportation facilities, buses, and schools will be cleaned according to local and federal guidelines, the district said.

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