Garfield County District Re-2 transitions more students to online learning, quarantines |

Garfield County District Re-2 transitions more students to online learning, quarantines

Students from Rifle and Coal Ridge high schools were asked Friday to transition to online learning and quarantine for 10 days, Garfield County District Re-2 announced.

The request impacts about 56 students between both schools, according to a Friday news release.

“Out of an abundance of caution, the Garfield Re-2 School District has transitioned some students to online instruction based upon exposures to individuals who have been confirmed to have COVID-19 or COVID-19 like symptoms or illness,” the release states.

This is the second transition of Re-2 students to online learning and quarantine procedures within three days. About 113 students and 10 staff members were also asked to stay home, the district announced Tuesday.

Tuesday’s quarantines included individuals from Rifle High School, Elk Creek Elementary, Cactus Valley Elementary and Rifle Middle School.

Re-2 and all building administrators continue to work closely with Garfield County Public Health to investigate COVID-19 illnesses and exposures.

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