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Schools Not Impacted Yet With Red Tier Possible

With the first confirmed coronavirus cases at Nevada County schools, officials are not planning any changes to learning models at this time. But, in a news release, the County Office of Education says going to the Red Tier may impact abilities to further expand programs and in-person activities. That includes visual and performing arts and athletics. Nevada Joint Union High School District Superintendent Brett McFadden says the case number does not include Nevada Union High School’s Junior Varsity football team, which has 44 student athletes and six coaches, two of them teachersā€¦

click to listen to Brett McFadden

Even though teens and children haven’t been infected much, McFadden says they’re not invulnerableā€¦

click to listen to Brett McFadden

A staff member at Silver Springs High School has also tested positive. The Office of Education says when teachers exhibit symptoms, schools face significant challenges getting substitutes. With a decrease in substitutes, schools may be forced to cancel in-person classes for short periods of time.

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