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Posted: March 21, 2020

State Investigates Case of Coronavirus Involving Del Norte HS Student

APS informed Del Norte and nex+Gen families and is following state guidelines.

The New Mexico Department of Health notified Albuquerque Public Schools on Friday, March 20, that it is investigating a case of COVID-19  involving a Del Norte High School freshman. APS quickly notified Del Norte families as well as the families of nex+Gen Academy located on the northern part of the campus. In an abundance of caution, the Department of Health suggested that students and staff self-isolate and contact the state if symptoms surface and medical attention is needed.

APS is following guidance provided by the New Mexico departments of health and education in all school-related coronavirus issues including preventative measures and reporting protocols.  APS supports Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s decision to close schools earlier this month to keep students and staff safe and to mitigate the spread of the virus.

APS recommends that students, families, and staff follow guidelines provided by state health department as they navigate this public health crisis. One of the best resources is the New Mexico Department of Health website.

APS has an Emergency Operations Team that is working closely with the state as well as the City of Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, community partners, and more. We are posting important information pertaining to our students and families to the APS website and social media. We also are using our home-to-school communications tool, SchoolMessenger, as needed.

The entire APS community is grateful to our state agencies and public health experts. We appreciate their critical assistance in providing public schools with the critical assistance we need to navigate this unprecedented global crisis.

We are all in this together. The facts so far tell us that everyone is vulnerable to COVID-19 and it is up to every individual to take all possible measures to prevent its spread.

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