April 15, 2021 - Jeff Aranguena, Superintendent, Mariposa County Unified School District released the following message to the community:
Good Morning Mariposa Community,
Late on Wednesday, we were notified that 2 Mariposa County High School students tested positive for COVID-19. Contact tracing began and in a relatively short period of time, 127 close contacts were identified and contacted. Students who are considered close contacts will transition into distance learning. All close contacts will be quarantined for 10 days.
We, as a district team along with Mariposa County Public Health, have prepared for this scenario. Yesterday was a test of those preparations. Working together, we were able to quickly and thoroughly complete the contact tracing process. It should also be noted that no teachers were quarantined as they are all fully vaccinated.
We encourage our community to keep up its vigilance with practicing safety measures such as wearing masks, social distancing, hand washing, as well as seeking COVID testing. It is especially important to stay home when you are sick. Those in quarantine should get tested 4-5 days after their last close contact. For many will be Saturday or Tuesday at the Senior Center, Sunday in Coulterville, or Monday in Yosemite Valley. Appointments can be made by visiting https://lhi.care/covidtesting or calling 1-888-634-1123.
We also ask that our community be very mindful of any traveling that they may have done during the spring break, of any heightened exposure to COVID-19 they may have had, and familiarize themselves with the symptoms to be on the lookout for.
We appreciate everyone's considerations and diligence in working together to keep our community safe.