LAPS Supt. Jennifer Guy Addresses COVID-19 Numbers In Letter To Parents

Interim Superintendent
Los Alamos Public Schools 

Today, you may have seen updated numbers on Covid from the New Mexico Department of Health. Los Alamos County saw an increase of 92 cases. I am, of course, concerned about these increasing numbers. We are watching this very carefully and closely monitoring all school sites. 

There were many rumors today about large numbers of positive cases in our schools. We have not found these rumors to be true but will continue to investigate. Today, we tested 250 staff members and students. We had 6 positive cases from this testing. One staff member and 5 children tested positive through these tests. I am very appreciative that these families came in and tested. We have one more staff member who reported a positive test over the break who is quarantining. You can track updated LAPS case counts here. None of the positive staff members have been on any school campuses since December 17, 2021. 

We are committed to keeping our students and staff safe and our schools open. We will continue to follow enhanced mitigation measures at all school sites including social distancing, masking, frequent hand washing, sanitizing, and screening staff and students for symptoms. We have testing available for all staff and students from 8:00 – 11:30 every Monday – Friday at 2075 Trinity Drive in Suite S. You can find more information about LAPS school re-entry plans on our website. We will keep our schools open as long as our positive cases during a 14 period are below 5% of the school population. 

We need your help: 

  • If your child is sick, please keep them home. All absences will be excused and school work will be provided. 
  • If your child, or anyone in the household, has covid symptoms, please get them tested. 
  • Report any positive cases in your home to your school nurse.

We appreciate everyone in the community working together. 


Jennifer Guy 

Interim Superintendent