Coachella Valley School District COVID-19 Cases Continue To Rise

City News Service

PALM SPRINGS (CNS) – Three school districts in the Coachella Valley
today reported a combined 2,787 active COVID cases among students and staff.

The Desert Sands Unified School District, along with Palm Springs
Unified and Coachella Valley Unified report the number of active COVID cases
among students and staff on their own online case tracker websites.

All three of the districts’ trackers are live documents, updated daily.

Once a case is no longer considered active, it is removed from the
district’s tracker. Cases are added to the dashboards within 24 hours of
verification, according to each of the districts’ tracker.

According to DSUSD’s tracker, 1,639 students and 216 staff members
across 34 schools tested positive for COVID-19.

La Quinta High School had 135 active student cases and 43 active staff
cases, the most of any school in the district as of Friday.

According to the district, only one of the 34 schools listed on the
dashboard had no active COVID-19 cases — Eisenhower Community Education
Center.

The PSUSD online case tracker projected a total of 673 students and
104 staff members across 27 schools that tested positive for COVID-19, a 777
case total.

Desert Hot Springs High School had 108 confirmed cases among students
and seven among staff, the most of any school in the district as of Friday.

According to the district, all of the 27 schools listed on the
dashboard have active COVID-19 cases.

CVUSD reported 81 student cases and 74 staff cases across the
district’s 23 campuses totaling 155, the least amongst the three.

Coachella Valley High School was reported by the district to have the
most cases, with 32 students and seven staff testing positive. Only La Familia
High School was reported to have no cases among the district’s 23 schools.

DSUSD overall had the most cases. However, the district returned to
class from winter break on Jan. 3, while PSUSD and CVUSD returned from winter
break on Jan. 10.

All three districts have their own set of COVID-19 protocols that
include wearing masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

DSUSD’s COVID-19 active case dashboard and COVID-19 guidelines can be
found at dsusd.us/news/whats_new/COVID_safety_plan.

PSUSD’s COVID-19 active case tracker and COVID-19 guidelines can be
found at http://www.psusd.us/Page/7431.

CVUSD’s COVID-19 case tracker and COVID-19 guidelines can be found at
cvusd.us/cvusd-community/safe-return-to-school.

Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc.

CNS-01-14-2022 12:15

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