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Legacy Traditional Schools: People 'affiliated' with Las Vegas campus test positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 10:44 AM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 16:29:31-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Legacy Traditional Schools says that people affiliated with its southwest Las Vegas campus have tested positive for COVID-19.

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A representative for the schools confirmed the accuracy of a letter that was addressed employees at the campus that read in part, "Employees who have been in close contact with these individuals have been notified and are encouraged to monitor for symptoms."

The letter did not specify specifically how the persons were affiliated with the campus.

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Read the full statement sent to 13 Action News below:

July 28, 2020

Legacy Traditional Schools confirms that persons affiliated with our campus have tested positive for COVID-19. As a precautionary measure, all of those who have been in close contact with these individuals have been advised to monitor for symptoms.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that COVID-19 exposure risk begins when someone is within 6 feet of the infected person for 15 minutes or more. The agency also notes that infected people can spread the virus 48 hours before the onset of symptoms.

In preparation for the reopening of schools, we have established response protocols in the event of a positive COVID-19 case. This includes personnel decisions, in addition to safety and cleaning protocols which have been implemented.

In direct alignment with our established protocol, the school’s front office area, staff restrooms, breakroom and a science lab were closed for deep cleaning and sanitization, which are now complete.

Given these conditions, the school’s facility cleaning protocols, prevention and safety measures, along with necessary staff communication, were carried out in a thorough and timely manner.