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3 Moapa Valley schools impacted by coronavirus exposures

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Posted at 8:28 AM, Oct 16, 2020

MOAPA VALLEY (KTNV) — Three schools in Moapa Valley are reporting that they have been impacted by coronavirus exposures, according to the Clark County School District.

According to the principal at Bowler Elementary School, multiple individuals at that school are showing symptoms after being exposed to a person who tested positive.

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The elementary school transitioned to full-time distance learning effective today. The school will communicate with all families regarding the date the hybrid instructional model will resume.

Principal Kenneth Paul at Lyon Middle School said in a statement that several people associated with the school are currently in quarantine and multiple people are showing symptoms.

Moapa Valley High School is taking precautions by deep cleaning its campus after an individual at the school tested positive.

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Moapa Valley High School

This is Hal L. Mortensen, Principal at Moapa Valley High School.

Today we learned an individual at our school tested positive for COVID-19.

CCSD is prohibited by federal law from revealing the identity of the individual; however, the District is working in collaboration with the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) to perform the necessary contact tracing. A close contact is someone within six feet for a collective 15 minutes. Any individual in close contact needs to quarantine for 14 days.

If the school or the SNHD has not directly contacted you, you have not been identified as an individual with a close contact. All others may be considered a low-risk exposure, similar to an exposure in the community (e.g., shopping, gathering, events).

CCSD has taken precautions in accordance with re-opening plans to limit the risk to others. This includes cleaning and disinfecting the entire school. Social distancing and personal protective equipment are required while on campus.

Out of an abundance of caution and transparency, we are notifying all students and staff of the following:

- While low-risk exposure does not require a test, any family may seek community testing at the available sites throughout our community.

- It is important to be mindful to continue pre-screening for any symptoms and possible community contact.

- If any students are participating in outside activities, they are asked to be diligent in following current, best-practiced mitigation methods for the safety of our school and students.

CCSD reminds everyone that if they have symptoms (i.e., fever, cough, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, increasing congestion, runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath), to stay home.

We will continue to provide information on any impact this process could have on the school schedule.

W. Mack Lyon Middle School

This is Kenneth Paul, Principal at W. Mack Lyon Middle School.

Today we learned individuals at Lyon Middle School are displaying COVID-19 symptoms and were recently exposed to an individual who tested positive for COVID-19. A number of individuals at our school have been asked to quarantine as a result.

CCSD is prohibited by federal law from revealing the identity of the individual; however, the District is working in collaboration with the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) to perform the necessary contact tracing. A close contact is someone within six feet for a collective 15 minutes. Any individual in close contact needs to quarantine for 14 days.

If the school or the SNHD has not directly contacted you, you have not been identified as an individual with a close contact. All others may be considered a low-risk exposure, similar to an exposure in the community (e.g., shopping, gathering, events).

CCSD has taken precautions in accordance with re-opening plans to limit the risk to others. This includes cleaning and disinfecting the entire school. Social distancing and personal protective equipment are required while on campus.

Out of an abundance of caution and transparency, we are notifying all students and staff of the following:

- While low-risk exposure does not require a test, any family may seek community testing at the available sites throughout our community.

- It is important to be mindful to continue pre-screening for any symptoms and possible community contact.

- If any students are participating in outside activities, they are asked to be diligent in following current, best-practiced mitigation methods for the safety of our school and students.

CCSD reminds everyone that if they have symptoms, (i.e., fever, cough, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, increasing congestion, runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath) to stay home.

We will continue to provide information on any impact this process could have on the school schedule.

Grant Bowler Elementary School

This is Shawna R. Jessen, Principal at Grant Bowler Elementary School.

Today we learned individuals at Bowler Elementary School are displaying COVID-19 symptoms and were recently exposed to a COVID positive individual. A number of individuals at our school have been asked to quarantine as a result.

At this time, the school will transition to a full-time distance education model effective tomorrow, October 16, 2020. The school will communicate with all families regarding the date the hybrid instructional model will resume.

CCSD is prohibited by federal law from revealing the identity of the individual; however, the District is working in collaboration with the Southern Nevada Health District to perform the necessary contact tracing. A close contact is someone within six feet for a collective 15 minutes. Any close contact needs to quarantine for 14-days.

If the school or the SNHD has not directly contacted you, you have not been identified as an individual with a close contact. All others may be considered a low-risk exposure, similar to an exposure in the community (e.g., shopping, gathering, events).

CCSD has taken precautions in accordance with re-opening plans to limit the risk to others. This includes cleaning and disinfecting the entire school. Social distancing and personal protective equipment are required while on campus.

Out of an abundance of caution and transparency, we are notifying all students and staff of the following:

- While low-risk exposure does not require a test, any family may seek community testing at the available sites throughout our community.

- It is important to be mindful to continue pre-screening for any symptoms and possible community contact.

- If any students are participating in outside activities, they are asked to be diligent in following current, best-practiced mitigation methods for the safety of our school and students.

CCSD reminds everyone that if they have symptoms, (i.e., fever, cough, chills, repeated shaking with chills, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, increasing congestion, runny nose, new loss of taste or smell, or shortness of breath) to stay home.

We will continue to provide information on any impact this process could have on the school schedule.

Moapa Valley is northeast of the Las Vegas valley.