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Brown Elementary reports positive case

Tuesday, 4:32 p.m.

Brown Elementary School announced a positive case of COVID-19 in the school, in an email to parents Tuesday afternoon.

The south Reno school one of dozens of schools in Washoe County to report a case of the coronavirus. The message to parents did not clarify whether the case was diagnosed in a student, teacher or member of the school’s support staff. 

Students and staff who may have been exposed will be excluded from the building per Washoe County Health Guidelines, according to