PUSD announces 24 more positive cases; 13 at QHS

The Plumas Unified School District announced this afternoon, Oct. 11,  that the county’s Public Health Agency has confirmed 24 positive cases associated with schools:

C.Roy Carmichael Elementary: 3
Portola Jr/Sr High School: 2
Quincy Elementary, Alder campus: 1
Quincy Jr/Sr High School: 13
Chester Jr/Sr High School: 5

Public Health is conducting the contact tracing and investigation in conjunction with school district nursing staff. Impacted staff will be contacted by Public Health or by PUSD.

Those who are not contacted by Public Health can be reassured that they are not positive for Covid-19 and are not a contact for a Covid-19 case associated with this outbreak.

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The state’s Outbreak Response Teams Mobile Testing Services arrives Quincy this week. Plumas County Public Health Officer Dr. Satterfield said the testing will allow the health agency and the schools to assess the extent of the virus. So far testing has been done on athletes in the schools; this will open it up to all students and staff.

The services will include COVID-19 Binex NOW testing for all students and staff in Quincy on Tuesday, Oct. 12 and Wednesday, Oct. 13. The testing is a free resource, voluntary, convenient and on each school site.  Additional details will be shared next Monday.

The district is also planning additional testing at the following sites:

  • Monday, Oct. 11 – collaboration between Seneca Hospital (SH), Eastern Plumas District Hospital (EPDH), Plumas District Hospital (PDH) and Plumas Unified School District (PUSD)
    • Chester JSHS students and coaches
    • Quincy JSHS students and coaches
    • Portola JSHS students and coaches
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12
    • Quincy students via CDPH Mobile Testing Team
  • Wednesday, Oct. 13
    • Chester JSHS students and coaches SH and PUSD
    • Quincy JSHS students and coaches via CDPH Mobile Testing Team
    • Portola JSHS students and coaches via EPDH, PDH and PUSD