COVID-19 updates for the month of August

Tony Reynoso, Senior

The first month of the 2021-22 school year is just about to end as September is right around the corner. As of Monday, August 23, 2021, Nogales has 5 students infected with COVID-19. 

Once a student has had contact for over 15 minutes with a person who tested positive with COVID-19, they are being told to stay home for a period of 10 days. 

 

Due to the increase in the number of cases, some believe that students should have not come back to school just yet. Art and ceramics teacher Mr. Sotelo explains that it was way too early to return:  “When we left back in March of 2020, there were 50 cases in LA County, now there’s over 4000 known cases and that number will keep growing.”

 

Nogales High Schooland Rowland Unified School District are asking to slow the spread of COVID-19 by considering getting vaccinated, staying home when sick, practicing social distancing, using face masks or face coverings, washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and to clean surfaces at the beginning of each class.