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Mountain View Whisman students sent home after children test positive for COVID-19

Original post made on May 4, 2021

Students at three schools in the Mountain View Whisman School District have been ordered to stay home and quarantine this week after someone tested positive for COVID-19 at all three schools.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, May 4, 2021, 1:30 PM

Comments (9)

Posted by harvardmom
a resident of Monta Loma
on May 4, 2021 at 3:17 pm

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Please continue to keep us informed about the COVID situations in the Mountain View and Los Altos schools. Thank you.


Posted by A Talking Cat
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 4, 2021 at 9:08 pm

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Huh, that’s weird. You put a whole bunch of unvaccinated children close together in rooms during a pandemic, then—and here’s the weird part—they got infected. What an unexpected outcome that no one could have possibly predicted!


Posted by Christopher Chiang
a resident of North Bayshore
on May 4, 2021 at 10:42 pm

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The number of students any school sends home for being in contact with a positive case is not the same thing as the number of students testing positive.

The test positive rates for Los Altos School District and MVWSD can be found at:
LASD (data by week): Web Link
MVWSD (data accumulatively): Web Link

(words expressed are solely my own and not on behalf of the school board)


Posted by Tal Shaya
a resident of another community
on May 5, 2021 at 7:22 am

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"Over the last month there have been 117 new cases, roughly the same as the 103 new cases for March..."

Twenty percent higher is "roughly the same?" How's your math?


Posted by Kevin Forestieri
Mountain View Voice Staff Writer
on May 5, 2021 at 8:06 am

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@Tal
A month-over-month difference of 14 cases does not appear to be significant when looking at Mountain View’s trends over the last year (and it’s also not a 20% increase). But as cases level off we can certainly flag smaller changes.


Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Blossom Valley
on May 5, 2021 at 8:24 am

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It’s important to note that this occurred 2 weeks after spring break.


Posted by PeaceLove
a resident of Shoreline West
on May 6, 2021 at 5:38 pm

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Posted by Impacted parent
a resident of Old Mountain View
on May 7, 2021 at 4:58 pm

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As the parent of a child asked to quarantine - I have been impressed and grateful for the guidance and oversight from the school district. The communications from the school (and the county) have been prompt, transparent and clear in their guidance. They follow-up regularly and are personal and caring in their approach. And....masks and the protocols are working as designed. Thank you.


Posted by ShockedImpactedParent
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on May 12, 2021 at 4:22 pm

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I am glad you had a positive experience with your child's quarantine, but that was not case for this family. The communications were confusing, contained incorrect information, and provided little guidance on testing or next steps. Other than a single email, we never heard directly from the school or district and never heard from the county at all. The lack of compassion or concern was upsetting for what might have been an adverse outcome. Thankfully a negative test and a week at home and my kid returned to class safely.


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