The Jewell School District sent all kindergarten-through-third grade students home this week due to coronavirus cases on Tuesday and Wednesday.

One student and two staff members tested positive, Jewell Superintendent Steve Phillips said, and due to contact tracing and erring on the side of safety, the school district made the decision to send all 32 of the K-3 students home.

“We are following safety protocols and doing our best to keep kids safe and in school,” Phillips said.

In a weekly outbreak report, the Oregon Health Authority disclosed seven new virus cases at schools in Clatsop County.

Three of the virus cases were from the Warrenton-Hammond School District. One was a staff member at Warrenton Grade School, while the other two were a student and staff member from Warrenton High School.

Two of the virus cases were students at Hilda Lahti Elementary in the Knappa School District.

The final two virus cases were students from the Seaside School District – one at Pacific Ridge Elementary and one at Seaside Middle School.