Positive cases confirmed at Chester Elementary, Quincy Elementary; and Long Valley Charter in Portola

Plumas Unified School District Superintendent Terry Oestreich announced today, Nov. 11, that a positive COVID case was reported at Chester Elementary School, as well as at Quincy Elementary School, the Alder Street campus.

The classrooms affected will be closed and distance learning will be in effect for the next two weeks. The first day for in-person instruction is currently scheduled for Monday, Nov. 30, following the Thanksgiving holiday.

Principal Fischer will be contacting parents of the students in the impacted classroom at Chester Elementary and Principal Hollister will be doing the same for Quincy Elementary. The Plumas County Public Health Agency will be conducting the contact tracing and notify those who could be impacted.

Oestreich said that at this time they are not revealing which classes are impacted to protect the privacy of those involved; though it will become apparent which classes aren’t being held at school when classes resume tomorrow following the Veterans Day holiday.


Long Valley Charter

At the eastern end of the county, Long Valley Charter School in Portola, known as the Portola Resource Center, will suspend in-class instruction for two weeks, as it also deals with a positive case.

In a message sent to students and their families this morning, it was reported that the individual was on site Nov. 2 and Nov. 3. “The students and employees who may have had contact have been notified separately,” the statement read in part. “Out of caution we are closing the Portola Resource Center for in-person meetings/classes and will reopen Monday, November 30th after the Thanksgiving Break.”

In the meantime, teachers and students will work remotely on scheduled school days.