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Person connected to Heard Elementary School tests presumptive positive for COVID-19

Posted at 1:52 PM, Mar 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-19 22:47:05-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Clark County School District has confirmed that a member of the Heard Elementary school family has tested presumptive positive for COVID-19.

CCSD sent 13 Action News the following letter that was also sent to parents of students at the school:

March 18, 2020
The Clark County School District has learned that a member of the Lomie G. Heard Elementary School family is a presumptive positive for coronavirus.

We are working with the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) to identify anyone with close contact to the person while following federal privacy laws. Those in close contact with the patient will be contacted by SNHD.

Deep cleaning of the campus has already begun and the campus, like all Clark County School District schools, will remain closed through April 13, 2020.

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.

We know the entire community has questions about the next steps and, in cooperation with the SNHD, we will provide additional information as soon as possible.

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