The Coachella Valley Unified School District Friday reported a total of 16 active COVID-19 cases among students, a 15 case drop-off from last Friday’s total of 31.

According to a COVID-19 active case tracker on the district’s website, 13 students and 3 staff members across the district’s campuses had tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday.

Coachella Valley High School is reported by the district to have the most, with three cases among students. The district further reported that 12 of the 23 campuses listed had no cases.

The online tracker is meant to be a “live document” updated regularly with the most current statistics, according to CVUSD spokeswoman Lissette Santiago.

The district began its fall classes on Aug. 12. Mask-wearing is mandatory for all students, staff and visitors while indoors.

Other safety protocols in place include student plexiglass dividers available by family, student or teacher request; physical distancing to the extent possible; regular sanitizing of classrooms and common indoor areas; and making COVID testing available to students and community members.

The district’s COVID-19 case tracker and COVID-19 guidelines can be found at cvusd.us/cvusd-community/safe-return-to-school.

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