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Clark County School District bus driver tests positive for COVID-19

Posted at 10:15 PM, Jun 17, 2020

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Clark County School District (CCSD) has learned that a member of the Transportation Department assigned to the Cheyenne Bus Yard has tested positive for COVID-19.

The employee has not been to work since the week of June 1 and was asymptomatic at that time.

CCSD says it has taken precautions in accordance with phased re-opening plans to limit the risk to other employees.

Social distancing and personal protective equipment is required by employees.

The district says the employee reported directly to their assigned buses each day for required tasks and had limited, if any, contact with other employees. However, out of an abundance of caution, we are making you aware.

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CCSD reminds all employees that if they have symptoms, (i.e., fever, cough, or shortness of breath) they should notify their supervisor and stay home.

Sick employees should follow CDC-recommended steps:

  • Stay home: Most people with COVID-19 have mild illness and are able to recover at home without medical care. Do not leave your home, except to get medical care. Do not visit public areas.
  • Stay in touch with your doctor: Call before you get medical care. Be sure to get care if you have trouble breathing, have any other emergency warning signs, or if you think it is an emergency.
  • Practice home isolation: Separate yourself from other people and pets in your home. You should stay in a specific “sick room” if possible, and away from other people and pets in your home. Use a separate bathroom, if available.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases, including:

· Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

· Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

· Stay home when you are sick.

· Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.

· Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.

· Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.

· If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.