Plumas Charter announces first confirmed case

Plumas Charter School Executive Director Taletha Washburn announced that the school received notification today of a PCS staff member in the Quincy 7-12 program that tested positive for COVID-19.  Washburn said that the county’s Public Health Agency is aware of the case and will initiate contact tracing.

“All staff at this location will test, and begin to quarantine,” Washburn said in her notification to parents.  “This staff member was on site last week, and in contact with students who attend onsite programs. We are not clear at this time if any student at the center will be considered a direct contact through public health, but we would advise you at this point to monitor your child for symptoms and follow state and local guidelines pertaining to COVID19.”

Washburn will work with Public Health and provide updated information as necessary.

Plumas Charter School students are in distance learning this week (due to the cases within Plumas Unified School District) and are on break next week for Thanksgiving. The school had already announced that it plans to remain in distance learning for the week after Thanksgiving as well. Its board is scheduled to meet Monday and discuss the remainder of the calendar year. Plumas Unified is scheduled to discuss its own return to in-person classes tonight, Nov. 18.

Both Washburn and Plumas Unified Superintendent Terry Oestreich have been transparent throughout this pandemic and want students and their families to be kept abreast of the latest developments.