Current Status: Mitigation Measures

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Current Status: Mitigation Measures

View all of the most recent information regarding COVID-19 mitigation measures.

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Education Information

Education Information

COVID-19 Testing in Schools (Abbott BinaxNOW kits)

In December 2020, the federal government is expected to provide Nevada with the Abbott BinaxNOW COVID Antigen (Ag) Card testing kits for schools to use in their comprehensive mitigation plans.

The BinaxNOW should be used on students and staff who present with symptoms of COVID-19 while at school and within the first seven (7) days of symptom onset. Individuals with COVID-19 have reported a variety of symptoms, which range from mild to severe. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus and may include:

The BinaxNOW antigen test should be administered by a health care provider, who usually is the school nurse in the school setting. Testing should only occur after appropriate consent is received. Adult staff members must provide consent prior to a test being administered on them. Students must have consent provided by a parent or legal guardian prior to the test being administered. For more information, see the document linked below.

COVID-19 Testing Guidance in School Settings (Abbott BinaxNOW – Point of Care Test)

Free Breakfast & Lunch for All Students through 2021 School Year

Summer meal program operators can continue serving free meals to all children through June 2021. This allows all schools nationwide, whether in-person, distance learning or a hybrid, to provide access to nutritious meals to children who need them. Some Nevada school districts have already been implementing these changes to meet the needs of their communities, and others are working with the Nevada Department of Agriculture to develop plans and set them in motion. If you’re not sure what meal service looks like in your area, contact your school directly.

The links below will direct families to useful information about COVID-19 re-opening plans and responses in individual Nevada school districts.

Carson City
School District
Clark County
School District
Churchill County
School District
Douglas County
School District
Elko School District Esmeralda School District Eureka School District Humboldt County
School District
Lander School District Lincoln School District Lyon School District Mineral School District
Nye School District Pershing School District Storey School District Washoe County
School District
White Pine School District

The links below provide guidance to schools, students, and their families on how to prepare, prevent, and respond to COVID-19.

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