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Vista Unified temporarily closes Mission Vista due to positive COVID test

VISTA — The Vista Unified School District Board of Education unanimously agreed to temporarily close Mission Vista High School due to two positive COVID-19 tests.

According to an Oct. 26 press release from the district, a second student tested positive, although it was an isolated case and not related to the first case. The board, though, made its decision during its Oct. 27 meeting.

According to the release, the parents notified the district their student likely contracted the novel coronavirus while traveling with a club athletic team not associated with the VUSD. Regardless, at least 150 students and staff members were placed into a 14-day quarantine.

According to a report by Fox 5, positives COVID-19 tests have been confirmed at Alta Vista High School, Roosevelt Middle School and Mission Meadows and Alamosa Park elementary schools. However, the current changes to the district’s reopening plans will only apply to secondary levels.

The first positive test at MVHS led to the quarantining of 130 students and four teachers.

VUSD reopened its 28 schools on Oct. 20 after a lengthy board meeting lasting nearly six hours. The board also approved virtual and in-person models during the meeting.