Two Reno elementary schools have new COVID-19 cases.
The Washoe County School District reported four cases at Bernice Mathews and one at Veterans Memorial elementary school Wednesday night.
The district also reported a central service employee tested positive for COVID-19.
The news of six new cases comes after schools have been closed since last Friday amid air quality concerns from smoke in the Truckee Meadows from fires in California.
The district said that in some of the new cases, contact tracing determined that some individuals would be excluded from school for 14 days. The district said those people have been notified that they are not to be at school.
According to a data base being kept by the Reno Gazette Journal, there have been 47 cases of COVID-19 at schools in Washoe County. That includes three cases at two unknown charter schools and one case at Bishop Manogue High School. The Washoe County Health District has not been able to confirm if there are additional cases at private or charter schools in Washoe County.
Of the 47 cases, the majority are at elementary schools.
Cases at schools in Washoe County
Hunter Lake Elementary (2 cases)
Grace Warner Elementary
Rollan Melton Elementary
Stead Elementary School (3 cases)
Double Diamond Elementary
Nic Poulakidas Elementary
Lemelson STEM Academy (2 cases)
Diedrichsen Elementary School
Hunsberger Elementary School
Libby Booth Elementary
Van Gorder Elementary
Spanish Springs Elementary
Drake Elementary School
Agnes Risley Elementary
Veterans Memorial Elementary
Bernice Mathews Elementary (6 cases)
Vaughn Middle School
O’Brien STEM Academy
Mendive Middle School
Sparks Middle School
Shaw MIddle School
Herz Middle School
Spanish Springs High School (4 cases)
Hug High School
Wooster High School
Reed High School (3 cases)
McQueen High School (2 cases)
Unknown Charter Schools (3 cases)
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