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Harrison D2 temporarily closes Turman Elementary due to COVID test results

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Posted at 11:59 AM, Sep 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-21 14:00:56-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Harrison School District 2 in Colorado Springs has temporarily closed Turman Elementary following COVID-19 positive test results for two siblings attending class on campus.

According to a district spokesperson, the siblings and anyone who came in close contact with them will remain on a 14-day quarantine.

The campus of Turman Elementary is closed until Friday with all classes continuing in an online environment.

The school district started in-person learning for students in Pre-K through fifth grade on Aug. 17.

Also today, Colorado Springs School District 11 announced individuals from two schools are being quarantined out of caution after being notified of two presumptive positive cases.

The district said two people from Doherty High School and Wilson Elementary School are being treated as probable positive COVID-19 cases since they were exposed to known positive cases.

We are six months into this pandemic, and there is still so much we don't know about the coronavirus, including the proper gear to wear that will work best to protect ourselves from it. Now, teachers are joining in on the conversation and are asking experts is a face shield and/or a mask enough to protect students in the classroom?

Our Renae Skinner examines that question in coverage, here.

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