Two students at River City High School in West Sacramento have tested positive for the Omicron variant of Covid-19 while two others from the same class are likely infected with the variant as well, according to initial testing. Yolo County health officials confirmed the news Thursday morning declaring the situation an outbreak due to the close proximity of the students and the high infection rate of the virus.
Yolo County Health Officer Dr. Aimee Sisson told KCRA 3 that one of the positive cases has a sibling that is also suspected of having the variant along with another family member. County spokesperson John Fout, also talking to KCRA, tells them two of the five students were fully vaccinated but without the third booster shot. They are also reported to have not traveled in recent weeks. The reported cases are said to a-symptomatic or have very mild symptoms.
While Yolo County reported its first known omicron case a week ago, this is the first confirmed outbreak of the variant. An active case of Omicron has still not been detected in Sacramento County, as of Thursday afternoon. Students and staff have been sent home and will return after winter break and after testing has been conducted.