Important Parent and Student Information

September 9, 2021 - Based on the volume of positive COVID-19 cases reported at SCMS and results of disease investigation efforts, the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) has deemed SCMS to be experiencing an outbreak.

Effective September 10, 2021, all SCMS students, regardless of vaccination status, will be required to wear face coverings when indoors and when utilizing ECSD transportation. The only exceptions are those students who can produce documentation from a qualified Nevada-licensed medical professional that they are exempt in accordance with subsection 3 of section 7 of Directive 24 or when actively eating and drinking. To the best of our ability, at least 3 feet of social distancing will also be implemented in the school.

These mitigation measures are provided in Nevada Declaration of Emergency Directive 048: if a school-wide outbreak of COVID-19 is identified by local health officials in any school, a universal face covering policy shall be implemented immediately for ALL students in the school building where the outbreak occurred until the local health authority determines that the outbreak is closed.

This requirement will be in place for a minimum of 28-day calendar days, which is two (2) 14-day infectious cycles. The outbreak designation may be closed, even if there are new cases during the 28-day period. Local health authorities will continually monitor new cases within Elko County School District to determine if a new case is school or outside related.

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