The Stockton School District is seeing an increase in students testing positive for Covid-19

As of Thursday, more students in the Stockton Unified School District continue to test positive for COVID-19, district officials said.

On Jan. 17, the school district’s COVID-19 database showed that nearly 3 percent of the student body had tested positive for the virus in the past five months.

However, positivity rates among students have since risen to 6.17 percent, with a total of 2,306 students infected with COVID-19.

In the Jan. 17 report, Cesar Chavez High School reported the highest number, with 83 students testing positive, and that number has risen to 139 this week.

In a voicemail to families and parents, the district said they are responding to a rising number of cases in schools and recognizing that changing policies can be confusing and difficult to understand.

Parents and guardians have been reminded to continue having students screened daily for symptoms of COVID before going to school or participating in school activities.

According to the district, masks are compulsory for employees and students indoors.

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