Basalt Elementary moves 23 students to online learning after presumptive positive COVID test |

Basalt Elementary moves 23 students to online learning after presumptive positive COVID test

X’s mark six feet for social distancing outside of Basalt Elementary School on Tuesday, July 28, 2020. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times)
Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times

Basalt Elementary School transitioned 23 students to distance learning because of a probable positive case of COVID-19 per public health orders, the Roaring Fork School District said Friday night.

All students and staff who have been exposed have been contacted directly, according to a news release sent by the district.

“Because the individual with a probable positive case of Covid-19 was last at school on Friday, October 30, those quarantining will be able to return to school on Friday, November 13,” the district said.

Impacted teachers who are asymptomatic will continue to deliver instruction remotely for all students, officials said.

The affected areas in the school will be deep cleaned and disinfected prior to the return of non-impacted students and staff.

This is the second instance in a week that a Roaring Fork school has transitioned students to remote learning. Glenwood Springs Elementary School transitioned some students to remote learning on Tuesday.

Late last month, Several students at Glenwood Springs Middle School and Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale went into quarantine and doing their studies online.

In the Garfield Re-2 School District, one entire school, Riverside Middle School in New Castle, is 100% online due to confirmed Covid-19 cases among students and/or staff.

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