UPDATE: Corona Virus

Corona Virus Info Update
Posted on 03/06/2020
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Nevada now has confirmed presumptive cases under quarantine in two counties.  There are no confirmed cases within Carson City at this time; however, the Board of Trustees and the administration share the concerns of our community about a possible outbreak in our community.  The school district is collaborating with the Nevada Department of Education, the Governor’s office, County Emergency Management, and the Carson City Health & Human Services Department to plan for and determine the best course of action to protect our students, staff members and our community.

The District has a pandemic response plan which is closely coordinated with the local health department and will adapt our response according to their advice and direction.

Included in our efforts to prevent the spread of infection, the district has recently acquired an electrostatic cleaning system. Electrostatic spray surface cleaning is the process of spraying an electrostatically charged mist onto surfaces and objects. Electrostatic spray uses a specialized solution that is combined with air and atomized by an electrode inside the sprayer. Subsequently, the spray contains positively charged particles that are able to aggressively adhere to surfaces and objects. Because the particles in the spray are positively charged, they cling to and coat any surface they’re aimed at. The primary benefits of electrostatic spray disinfection include:

  • Reduces the time it takes to cover and disinfect all surfaces and hard-to-reach places by 50% compared to conventional methods
  • Improves infection control and the spread of viruses such as influenza, MRSA, HIV and many others
  • Applies chemicals in a more efficient, controlled manner, eliminating the dangers of overuse
  • Prevents costly financial burdens associated with contagious healthcare infections

We encourage families to keep students home when they are sick, encourage children to wash their hands frequently with warm water and soap, and to cover their coughs and sneezes (review the Student Attendance Manual and NRS 392.040 Attendance Requirements and NAC 387.215 Reason for Withdrawal links here).  Staff members should also stay home if they are ill.

At this time, under the guidance of the health department, we believe students can safely attend classes and schools will remain open.  

Recommendations may change during the course of a flu pandemic. We will make public announcements through the media and parents can access the school district’s website here.  The links on the left and below will take you to county, state and federal resources, which may provide you with specific information on how to protect yourself and your family.  Please check back often to review updates.

Richard Stokes
Superintendent, Carson City School District

The school district will notify the school community should a case of the virus be detected in our schools. We encourage all members of the Carson City community to closely monitor the following resources for updates on COVID-19: