Yuma High School went to remote learning Thursday and Friday, September 17-18, after learning of one student testing positive for COVID-19.
Plus, one classroom at Morris Elementary has gone remote for 14 days.
Otis R-3 announced earlier this week it would go to remote learning until September 25 due to two confirmed cases. The district then announced Thursday morning there were two more confirmed cases. (See below for more.)
School district officials were assessing the situation to determine if any further action would have to be taken at YHS.
The district posted this announcement on their website late Wednesday afternoon”
“Late in the afternoon on Wednesday September 16, we were made aware of 1 positive COVID-19 case in the district. The impact of this exposure is being determined and will take some time while the appropriate contact tracing is being worked through.
The Yuma High School site will move to remote instruction tomorrow (September 17th) and Friday (September 18th). We will determine additional need for extended remote learning and any required quarantine and impacts as we move through our next steps with the health department. Please be patient as this takes time to determine who should or should not attend school. High school administrators are sending out notices to students and families regarding the plan for remote instruction.
Additionally we have an exposure impact in one elementary classroom. Only those families are being contacted by Mrs Chapman and that classroom will do remote instruction as well. All other students and staff are able to attend school at this time. If you do not receive a call from Mrs Chapman, then your student is not part of the group with the exposure and is able to be at school.
We will make appropriate notifications as we have new information or developments.”
Otis goes remote
The Otis schools temporarily have gone to remote learning for all grades following confirmation of two positive COVID-19 cases, earlier this week.
The district posted a letter from Superintendent Dave Eastin and PreK-12 Principal Laurie Unger, Monday on its website, announcing the decision.
“We have received confirmation of two positive COVID-19 tests within our school. With the collaboration of the Health Department we have made the decision to go with remote learning for the entire school for the next two weeks. In an effort to keep everyone as safe as possible, we feel this decision is the right one. We are planning to reconvene in-person learning on Friday, September 25, 2020.”
The education of the students will continue through the utilization of electronic devices. Students were reminded that all work will continue to be graded, and attendance taken. The letter asked families to “please contact the school if students will need to obtain a Chromebook or other supplies for virtual learning.”
Washington County showed three active cases, as of Tuesday’s daily data update on the Northeast Colorado Health Department website, nchd.org.