SANTA CLARITA (CBSLA) – Nearly three-dozen cases of COVID-19 have been reported at Valencia High School.
“You’re definitely concerned, but I think they’re doing the best they can,” said Jeffrey Collins a Valencia High parent.
The William S. Hart Union High School District confirmed to CBSLA Wednesday that there were at least 33 cases of COVID-19 reported at Valencia High, most of which were among students.
The outbreak was primarily within the school’s cheerleading program. The cheer squad has been shut down until the outbreak is brought under control, the district confirmed.
School district officials say because of the increased cases, Valencia High has been identified as an outbreak facility, requiring the involvement of the LA County Department of Public Health. District officials said they’re following the health department’s protocols.
“If a student or staff member is vaccinated and they are asymptomatic, they are not showing symptoms, they can continue to go to school,” said Dave Caldwell, William S. Hart Union High School District public relations officer.