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Colorado Springs School District 11 employee tests positive for COVID-19

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Posted at 12:55 PM, Aug 31, 2020

COLORADO SPRINGS — An employee with Colorado Springs School District 11 has tested positive for COVID-19.

The district announced Monday they were alerted of the test result, warning employees and contractors who were working at King Elementary on Aug. 27 and 28 they could have been exposed.

Students and employees who were directly exposed — described as being within six feet for more than 10 minutes — have been identified by the district. Now, the district will work with them to "determine the need to quarantine."

The school will remain open to those who have not been in direct contact and El Paso County Health will work closely with the district for additional guidance. Students began the school year on Aug. 24 with a hybrid model, targeting students with the greatest academic need for levels of in-school support.

The employee who tested positive will not be returning to work for "at least ten days" from the day symptoms were first noticed or the date the test was administered if they were asymptomatic.