COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) – In-person learning has been suspended for this week at Monroe Elementary School following a confirmed coronavirus case and reports of others at the school not feeling well.
According to District 11, the person with COVID-19 was at the school on Sept. 8, and anyone on campus that day may have been exposed. The district did not say if the individual was a student, staff member or visitor to the school.
Since the 8th, there have been additional reports of people feeling sick, but no other confirmed cases.
The district has taken the following actions in response:
- The people who were in close contact of the person with the diagnosed COVID-19 case are instructed to stay home for 14 days after the exposure. This is called quarantine.
- In-person learning scheduled to take place on Tuesday and Thursday of this week for special populations will be suspended, allowing for enhanced cleaning and disinfecting at Monroe.
- Most instructional work will be done by educators remotely to allow for enhanced cleaning in the school.
- The person diagnosed is being kept home until they are no longer infectious.
- The person’s mask use, social distancing, and activities while infectious were assessed.
“While there has not been another positive test result to date, the district and school are working out of an abundance of caution to maintain the health and safety of students, staff, and family members of the school community,” D-11 said in a news release Monday.
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