Oct. 15, 2020: Second positive COVID-19 Case at Patagonia High School Defined as Outbreak by Health Dept.

“Santa Cruz County Health Department has determined that the 2 cases at PUHS meet the SCCHD definition of an outbreak. The SCCHD defines an outbreak as …≥2 laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 cases in students, children in care, residents, or staff with onsets within a 14-day period who do not share a household…

Public Health is working closely with administration and staff to identify persons who are ill and prevent further spread of the disease. Any students or staff who may have been exposed have already been notified by the school.”

Read Oct. 15 Letter to Families and Staff from Supt. Kenneth Hayes
Patagonia Public School will have a LIVE discussion on this topic at 6 p.m. on Oct 15, 2020 on their Facebook Page.
Oct. 13, 2020: First Positive Case Confirmed

Patagonia Public Schools received news that a high school student who was asymptomatic and passed the screening at school, started to show symptoms later in the day and tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 13. All students and staff who may have been exposed were notified and will quarantine for 14 days. High School in person classes were all moved to virtual for the remainder of the week.

“Following the policies and procedures set forth by the CDC and the schools is very important not only at school but at home and in public as well, clear communication is also very important to keep everyone safe. When in doubt make the safer choice,” said Supt. Kenneth Hayes.

“Today, October 13, 2020, we were alerted that a Patagonia Union High School student tested positive for Coronavirus 2019 (COVID 19). The student last attended school on Tuesday, October 13th, 2020. The student is currently isolated and will not return until cleared for school attendance. Any students or staff who may have been exposed have already been notified by the school and will quarantine for 14 days. Cleaning and disinfecting of any exposed locations will be completed.”

Read Oct 14. letter sent to families and staff.