Second local high school student tests positive for COVID-19

COURTESY: ANNICK JOSEPH (KIEM)

Fortuna, Calif. (KIEM)-A second Fortuna High School Student has tested positive for COVID-19.

Last night Fortuna Union High School District Superintendent Glen Senestraro said, in a statement – in part, ”These COVID transmissions did not occur at the high school. Following our mitigation plan, the three classes affected by the two positive cases have been moved to distance learning through the quarantine period. The students and teachers in the affected classes were contacted and are in quarantine.”

Fortuna High School Principal Clinton Duey sent out a recorded message alerting parents when the first student tested positive for COVID-19.

School administrators informed parents Thursday of the first positive test – which was shared with school administrators by the Humboldt County Department of Health and Human Services.

For questions or concerns, call school at (707) 725-4461 or the HCSHHS at (707) 445-2600.