In a message sent to parents Wednesday, the Churchill County School District is asking that all students wear masks indoors, and issued a reminder that all adults are required to wear face coverings while inside school facilities.
According to the district’s message, since school started, there have been 294 students and staff members who have had to be quarantined because they received a positive COVID-19 test, they are symptomatic, or have come in direct contact with someone who is positive for COVID-19.
“We are taking these numbers very seriously. We have been diligent in our contact tracing in combination with quarantine protocols and other mitigation factors in order to keep our staff and students safe and informed,” the district’s message said.
In the message, the district said that “Due to the circulating and highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19 and the rise of positive COVID cases in our schools, universal indoor masking by all students, regardless of vaccination status, is highly recommended and encouraged. We also want to remind everyone that all adults are required to wear face coverings while inside school facilities.”
The district said its first priority is to protect students, teachers, staff, visitors, and other members of their households and support the continuation of in-person learning.
“Join us in masking up so we can keep our learners in school,” the message said.
Anyone with questions can talk to your school principal or reach out to Superintendent Dr. Stephens.