Ten cases of COVID-19 at Piñon Elementary School — eight of which are believed to have originated on campus — have led to the quarantine of
20 staff and students, a Santa Fe Public Schools spokesperson said Friday.
The district said the cases do not come from a single class.
A total of 33 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the district between Monday and Friday.
The district’s COVID-19 dashboard shows that two students from Piñon tested positive on Monday. One of those cases turned out to have originated on campus.
Last week, the school of more than 500 students south of Rodeo Road counted four student cases, and according to the district’s contact tracing, none of them appeared to have originated on campus.
A school staff member tested positive for the virus on Wednesday, but the infection did not appear to have been contracted on campus, the district’s contact tracing revealed. The district said the case was not identified through mandatory weekly tests for unvaccinated staff, but will not say if the staff member was a teacher.
District does not release staff vaccination status members.
Three students from Capital High School tested positive for COVID-19 this week, including one who may have contracted the virus on campus, according to the district’s contact tracing.
Of the 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 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’s primary school.
Superintendent Hilario “Larry” Chavez announced Wednesday that the district would learn remote learning Tuesday before the Thanksgiving break in an apparent effort to slow the spread of the virus.
The school is still private on Monday.
The district is hosting another vaccine clinic at the Desert Sage Academy on Saturday. At a school board meeting Thursday, Chavez said there were 400 places available for students ages 5 to 11 to take their first Pfizer recording.