The spread of COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the local school system, with a number of schools forced to close and the majority of students learning from home.
It's also now known that a positive case was identified at the Dubbo District Athletics Carnival held on August 6.
Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said contacts have been identified and "all families involved in that are being contacted by their schools, if they haven't already".
Almost 40 per cent of the most recent case numbers in the region (35), were children aged between 10 and 19 years-old.
Nine-eight (98) per cent of students stayed home on Friday with only 18 per cent of staff operating at schools.
"Learning from home continue," Mr Saunders said. "Those schools do remain open where they can to provide for some of our essential workers, our ambulance drivers, our nurses, doctors, our police force."
Orana Heights and Dubbo College South Campus will be non-operational until at least August 26 due to additional cases being identified.
Bunninyong and Dubbo School of Distance Education are also closed until further advice. Dubbo West Public remains closed on Tuesday after a member of the school community tested positive.
"This is a really serious warning for parents and kids running around everywhere at the moment, please stay at home," Western NSW LHD Chief Executive Scott McLachlan said. "We know that COVID is spreading in schools to some degree but to a larger degree in the community...this is the time to protect our most precious kids in our communities."
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