PAUSD students sent home after possible exposure to coronavirus

Kaahini Jain and Hallie Faust

After two students were sent home Friday due to possible exposure to the novel coronavirus, Palo Alto Unified School District officials are developing a plan to combat the rising spread of the virus as a preventative measure.

At 4 p.m. today, the County of Santa Clara Public Health Department held a press conference to address the third and newest county case of COVID-19, more commonly known as the novel coronavirus. According to Director of Public Health and County Health Officer Sara Cody, the woman with the virus has not recently been in contact with an infected person nor did she travel overseas, unlike the other county cases.

Watch the press conference below.

Update on corona virus in Santa Clara County 02-28/2020

Posted by County of Santa Clara Public Health Department on Friday, February 28, 2020

The department also released a report detailing important safety precautions that people can take in order to reduce the risk of contracting the virus.

This is a developing story. It will be updated as more information is released.