Ten cases of COVID-19 at Piñon Elementary School – eight of which are believed to have originated from campus – have resulted in the quarantine of
20 staff and students, a spokesperson for Santa Fe public schools said on Friday.
The district said the cases did not come from a single classroom.
A total of 33 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the district between Monday and Friday.
The district’s COVID-19 dashboard shows two students from Piñon tested positive on Monday. One of these cases has been shown to originate from campus.
Last week, the school of more than 500 students south of Rodeo Road counted four cases among the students, none of which were from campus, according to the district contact research.
A school staff member tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, but the infection does not appear to have been acquired on campus, according to district contact tracing. The district said the case had not been identified by mandatory weekly testing for unvaccinated staff, but will not say whether the staff member was a teacher.
District does not publish staff immunization status members.
Three students from Capital High School tested positive for COVID-19 this week, including one who may have caught the virus on campus, according to district contact tracing.
Of three students who tested positive at Tesuque Elementary School this week, two are believed to have been infected with the virus on campus. Three students tested positive at El Dorado Community School, including one on campus.
Two students each 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 César Chávez primary school.
Superintendent Hilario “Larry” Chavez announced Wednesday that the district would conduct distance learning on Tuesday before the Thanksgiving break in an apparent attempt to slow the spread of the virus.
The school will still be in person on Monday.
The district hosts another vaccination clinic Saturday at the Desert Sage Academy. At a school board meeting on Thursday, Chavez said there were 400 slots available for students aged 5 to 11 to get their first Pfizer shot.