Administrators at Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek are reportedly working with county health officials to trace 20 confirmed cases of COVID-19 recently discovered among their students, believed to have been spread during a large off-campus party.
To date, no cases of the virus are believed to have occurred as a result of on-campus contact among students at the school.
Students and parents self-reported the cases with school officials contacting other parents about the outbreak earlier in the week. School officials were not immediately available to confirm reports of the exposure.
The school’s athletic programs were reportedly shut down early in the week.
A text message from school principal Tiffany Benson forwarded to this site read: “Currently, we have 20 confirmed positive cases. I appreciate the honesty of students and parents for self-reporting this as it helps keep our entire community safe. We still have no cases of transmission on campus. We are working with the Contra Costa Health Office and are both working on contact tracing, and our campus precautions are proving successful and stopping spread on campus. At this point, students have not been exposed in their classrooms.”