Colorado Springs Dist. 11
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News Release
D11's Monroe Elementary COVID Qaurantine - 09/14/20

Colorado Springs School District 11 was recently informed that an individual who was at Monroe Elementary on September 8 was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. As such, individuals who were at Monroe Elementary on September 8 may have been exposed to the virus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, (CDC), the virus is thought to spread mainly between people who are in close contact with one another (within about six feet for longer than ten minutes) through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

Due to these circumstances, D11 and Monroe have taken the following actions: 

  • The person diagnosed is being kept home until they are no longer infectious. 
  • The person’s mask use, social distancing, and activities while infectious were assessed.
  • The people who were in close contact of the person with the diagnosed  COVID-19 case are instructed to stay home for 14 days after the exposure. This is called quarantine.

Over the past few days, the District also became aware of other individuals at Monroe who were not feeling well. While there has not been another positive test result to date, the District and school are working out of an abundance of caution to maintain the health and safety of students, staff, and family members of the school community. Therefore, the following actions will be taken this week:

  • In-person learning scheduled to take place on Tuesday and Thursday of this week for special populations will be suspended, allowing for enhanced cleaning and disinfecting at Monroe.
  • Most instructional work will be done by educators remotely to allow for enhanced cleaning in the school. 

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