Basalt Elementary School transitions 25 students to distance learning |

Basalt Elementary School transitions 25 students to distance learning

Second announcement in four days of BES students going to remote learning following Covid-19 concerns

Basalt Elementary School transitioned 25 students to distance learning today because of a probable positive case of Covid-19 per Eagle County Public Health, according to a news release from Roaring Fork School District.

“All students and staff who have been exposed have been contacted directly and will quarantine through Friday, Nov. 21,” the release states.

It is the second time in four days BES students have had to switch to distance learning in less than a week. On Friday, it was announced that 23 students would switch to distance learning for two weeks.

“Impacted teachers who are asymptomatic will continue to deliver instruction remotely for all students,” the release states. “The affected areas in the school will be deep cleaned and disinfected prior to the return of non-impacted students and staff.”

A quarantine does not mean there is an outbreak in a school. Rather, it is a preventative measure to ensure an outbreak does not occur. An outbreak is defined as two or more cases traced to person-to-person spread in a known location, such as a business, office, public gathering or institutional setting.

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