Colorado Springs Dist. 11
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News Releases
Keller Elementary School Moving to Remote Learning - 11/03/20

Due to COVID-related illnesses, Keller Elementary School in Colorado Springs School District 11 will move to remote learning starting Wednesday, November 4, 2020, and will return to in-person learning on November 17, 2020. The school's kitchen will remain open during this period of remote learning for food distribution with curbside food options for breakfast and lunch. Both meal options will be available from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. on regular school days. 

Each case of COVID-19 is reviewed by El Paso County Public Health and the school district. As part of this public health investigation:

  • The people with positive COVID-19 cases are being kept home from school until they are no longer infectious.
  • The mask use, social distancing, and activities of people while infections were assesed.
  • The people who were close contacts of the individuals with the probable COVID-19 cases are instructed to stay home from school for 14 days after the exposure. This is called quarantine.

Palmer High School Moves to Remote Learning - 11/01/20

As a result of two positive COVID-19 cases indentified at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs School District 11, the school will be on a remote learning schedule until Tuesday, November 10 for cohort "A." Cohort "B" was already on remote learning and those students will return to the hybrid in-person learning on Thursday, November 5. Each case of COVID-19 is reviewed by El Paso County Public Health and the school district. As part of this public health investigation:

  • The people presumed to have positive COVID-19 cases are being kept home from school until they are no longer infectious.
  • The mask use, social distancing, and activities of both people while infections were assesed.
  • The people who were close contacts of the individuals with the probable COVID-19 cases are instructed to stay home from school for 14 days after the exposure. This is called quarantine.

 

D11 COVID Outbreak at Central Administration - 10/29/20

On October 20, 2020, District 11 sent notification to those who work in the District's North Administration Building of a positive COVID-19 case. At that time, the District identified those individuals who needed to quarantine based on criteria for close contacts, and today the District was notified that one of those individuals quarantined has tested positive for COVID-19. Because of these two positive cases, El Paso County Public Health will label this scenario as an outbreak for the D11 North Administration Building. Each case of COVID-19 is reviewed by D11 staff and public health, and as part of this public health investigation:

·         No additional staff need to quarantine.

·         The people diagnosed are being kept home from work until they are no longer infectious. This is called isolation.

·         The people's mask use, social distancing, and activities while infectious were assessed.

·         The people who were close contacts of the persons with COVID-19, who were identified on 10/20/2020, will continue to stay home for the duration of their quarantine. 

At this time no additional staff have been identified as a close contact with people with COVID-19 and as a result, no additional quarantines are necessary, and the North Administration Building will remain open at its current capacity. Per regular practices, we are asking staff to please continue to regularly monitor for symptoms of COVID-19.

In addition to this information, the D11 Superintedent was recently quarantined, which was public knowledge. Please note his quarantine has ended, with no connection to any positive COVID cases.