Ten COVID-19 cases at Piñon Elementary School – eight of which are believed to have originated on campus – have been quarantined by
20 staff and students, said a spokesman for the Santa Fe Public Schools on Friday.
The district said the cases didn’t come from a single classroom.
A total of 33 COVID-19 cases were reported in the district between Monday and Friday.
The district’s COVID-19 dashboard shows two students in Piñon tested positive on Monday. One of these cases has been shown to have arisen on campus.
Last week, the school, with more than 500 students south of Rodeo Road, counted four cases among students, none of which arose on campus, according to the district contact tracing.
A school employee tested positive for the virus Wednesday, but the infection did not appear to be infected on campus, according to the district contact tracing. The district said the case had not been identified through mandatory weekly testing for unvaccinated employees, but did not want to say whether the employee was a teacher.
The district does not disclose the vaccination status of the staff Members.
Three Capital High School students tested positive for COVID-19 this week, including one who may have contracted the virus on campus, according to district contact tracing.
Of three students who tested positive at Tesuque Elementary School this week, two are said to have contracted the virus on campus. Three students tested positive at El Dorado Community School, one on campus.
Two students from Ortiz Middle School, El Camino Real Academy, Amy Biehl Community School, Aspen Community School and Nina Otero Community School also tested positive this week.
Another case was identified at the César Chávez Elementary School.
Superintendent Hilario “Larry” Chavez announced Wednesday the district would study remotely on Tuesday before the Thanksgiving break to help slow the spread of the virus.
The school will still be personal on Monday.
The district is hosting another vaccination clinic at the Desert Sage Academy on Saturday. During a school committee meeting Thursday, Chavez said there were 400 spots for students ages 5-11 to get their first Pfizer shot.