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Three school districts in the Coachella Valley Friday reported a combined 3,131 active COVID cases among students and staff.

The Desert Sands Unified School District, Palm Springs Unified and Coachella Valley Unified report the number of active COVID cases among students and staff on their online case tracker websites.

All three of the districts’ trackers are live documents, updated daily.

Once a case is no longer considered active, it is removed from the district’s tracker. Cases are added to the dashboards within 24 hours of verification, according to the websites.

According to DSUSD’s tracker, 1,128 students and 221 staff members across 34 schools tested positive for COVID-19 for a total of 1,349 cases, 506 less than last week’s 1,855.

La Quinta High School had 104 active student cases and 18 active staff cases, the most of any school in the district as of Friday. According to the district, all 34 schools listed on the dashboard had active COVID-19 cases.

The PSUSD online case tracker listed a total of 1,281 students and 209 staff members across 27 schools that tested positive for COVID-19, a 1,490 case total. That total number is 713 more than the previous week of 777.

Palm Springs High School had 131 confirmed cases among students and 24 among staff, the most of any school in the district as of Friday.

According to the district, all of the 27 schools listed on the dashboard have active COVID-19 cases.

CVUSD reported 227 student cases and 65 staff cases across the district’s 23 campuses totaling 292, an increase of 137 compared to last week.

Coachella Valley High School was reported by the district to have the most cases, with 43 students and six staff testing positive. Only La Familia High School and the Coachella Valley Adult School were reported to have no cases.

PSUSD overall had the most cases. DSUSD returned to class from winter break on Jan. 3, while PSUSD and CVUSD returned from winter break on Jan. 10.

All three districts have their own set of COVID-19 protocols that include wearing masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

DSUSD’s COVID-19 active case dashboard and COVID-19 guidelines can be found at dsusd.us/news/whats_new/COVID_safety_plan.

PSUSD’s COVID-19 active case tracker and COVID-19 guidelines can be found at www.psusd.us/Page/7431.

CVUSD’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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