(CMR) Several students were forced to quarantine at home after being exposed to the coronavirus on their first day back at school after the Summer holidays.
More than 80 students were potentially exposed to COVID-19 on the first day of class in Reno, Nevada, on Monday after a parent sent their child to Marce Herz Middle School, despite both the parent and child receiving a positive Covid-19 test just two days earlier, CNN reported.
The exposed students had to quarantine at home and started distance learning on Tuesday.
According to CNN, the parents of impacted students were sent a letter from Principal Brandon Bringhurst stating that if their child is fully vaccinated, parents can bring the vaccination card to school, and the student can resume in-person classes immediately.
Impacted students can also take a COVID-19 test on or after August 14. And if they test negative and don't have symptoms, they can return to school on August 17.
The school district did not share information about the student who came to school after a positive test or their parent. The health district said that the parent refused to communicate with the Washoe County Health District staff or school officials.