Los Alamitos High Notifies Parents of COVID Case

Los Alamitos High School is facing its first hurdle since reopening one week ago. A student at the school has tested positive for the coronavirus, the Los Alamitos Unified School District has announced

There are no plans to close the school. Any student who was in the student’s cohort has been notified. There are 2,929 students in the entire school.

A staff member at one of the district’s elementary schools, Hopkins Elementary, also recently tested positive for COVID-19.

“It is going to take a concerted effort to keep our students, staff and families safe," the district’s spokesperson wrote. "In addition to health and safety measures taken on our campus, we encourage families to be proactive and to reinforce the importance of hand-washing, physical distancing and face coverings to limit the spread of the coronavirus. Also, if a member of your household tests positive for COVID-19 or is awaiting test results, please keep your child at home and notify your school. If your child has any symptoms associated with the coronavirus, make sure they stay home and get tested if necessary."

In spite of the isolated cases, California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly said recently that school reopenings do not appear to be causing viral spread in California so far.