Four positive COVID-19 cases confirmed at DMUSD, officials providing positive case data on website

Posted at 4:24 AM, Sep 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-26 12:42:15-04

SAN DIEGO, CA (KGTV) - Four students have tested positive for COVID-19 in the Del Mar Union School District (DMUSD).

The district has since launched a dashboard on its website to inform the school community about any active cases at each school.

“We’re just being very transparent and keeping families informed,” said Jenni Huh, the Director of Student Services for DMUSD.

Two students tested positive for COVID-19 at Sage Canyon School, one student tested positive at Sycamore Ridge School, and another student tested positive at Torrey Hills School.

“We received the results directly from the families, and we were able to respond very quickly,” said Huh. “I’m very happy to say that they are doing very well, and we have not had any other cases.”

Huh said all students and staff who came in contacted with those who tested positive are quarantined for 14 days.

“If we learned of a presumed positive case, we would treat it exactly as the same way that we would respond to a confirmed positive,” she added.

Parents are also notified if their child was potentially exposed to someone who possibly came in contact with someone who tested positive.

At Sage Canyon, parents learned of the two positive COVID-19 cases over the weekend.

By Monday, students in the two impacted classrooms were able to transition back to online learning.

They will continue online learning during the two-week quarantine.

DMUSD Superintendent Holly McClurg said district officials developed a Safe Reopening Plan over the summer to respond to these situations. She said the methods worked as expected.

“To see children not miss a beat with their instruction has been great,” she said.

While many parents may still have concerns sending their children off to school knowing this could happen at any moment, McClurg said the district’s goal is to be transparent and work with families to make the transition back to in-person learning go as smoothly as possible.