PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (CNS) – The Palm Springs Unified School District reported more than 80 active COVID-19 cases among students and staff on Friday.
68 students and 14 employees in 27 schools tested positive for COVID-19, according to the district’s online case tracker.
Cathedral City High School has 10 confirmed active student cases. Only four of the 27 schools in the district have no active COVID-19 cases.
The district updates the case tracking website daily and breaks down the number of cases per school, distinguishing between cases involving students and staff. Once a case is no longer active, it is removed from the district tracker.
Parents of students who come in direct contact with a positive COVID-19 case will be notified by the district health department, officials said.
More than 20,000 students returned to classrooms on Aug. 4 as part of the new COVID-19 protocols that require the wearing of masks indoors regardless of vaccination status. Masks are optional outdoors and “high-touch surfaces” must be cleaned daily, according to a 10-page document highlighting the county’s COVID-19 precautions.
The active COVID-19 case tracker and COVID-19 guidelines can be found at psusd.us/Page/7431.