Second high school student tests positive, “It’s a different time right now,” said FUHS district superintendent Monday


FORTUNA, Calif. (KIEM) -A second Fortuna High School student has tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

Redwood News spoke To Fortuna Union High School District Superintendent Glen Senestraro Monday, he put out a statement Saturday evening informing parents of the second positive COVID-19 case.

“We determine what classes they’re in, then, our protocol has been to notify those parents of those kids, in those classes and let them know their supposed to quarantine and then the health department we’ll reach out to each one of them to kind of give them instructions after that.”

Three classes affected by the two positive cases have been moved to distance learning through quarantine period.

The students and teachers in the affected classes were contacted and are in quarantine, as well – Senestraro stresses the two COVID transmissions did not happen at the high school.

“Obviously people can make the decision that they choose. We do have the option of being in-person or distant learning, so, if they choose to be on distant learning they can,” he said. “We’re just providing options for people.

“It’s a different time right now, we’re just doing the best we possibly can and we just want people to understand that the safety and well-being of our students and staff is of most importance to us.

Those with questions or concerns can call the school at 707) 725-4461 or Humboldt County Public Health and Human Services.