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D20: More positive COVID-19 cases identified at four schools

Academy District 20 D20 ASD20
Posted at 9:14 AM, Oct 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-08 08:50:53-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — District 20 officials announced Wednesday a staff member at an elementary school tested positive for COVID-19 and an additional four confirmed COVID-19 cases impacting three other schools.

The district also announced an elementary school will move to remote learning due to 49 people being in isolation or quarantine.

The staff member who tested positive for COVID-19 was from Antelope Trails Elementary and is in isolation. The district said staff and students who were in close contact, a full class, is in quarantine. The school will be temporarily closed for deep cleaning and disinfecting at this time.

The district said Legacy Peak Elementary School and Chinook Trail Middle School each have one positive COVID-19 case while Liberty High School has two positive cases. These cases are students and/or staff members, according to the district.

The number of people in isolation or quarantine was not immediately available, but those who were in close contact with the positive cases have been notified and are in quarantine.

District 20 officials have decided not to move the schools to remote learning and said the areas of the school where the individuals were are being "deep cleaned and sanitized."

Pioneer Elementary School will temporarily move to remote learning Wednesday due to the number of staff members and students in isolation or quarantine.

The district said there are 19 staff members and 30 students who are in isolation or quarantine out of precaution since there are no confirmed COVID-19 cases at the school.

There is no information available regarding the timeline of when students will transition out of remote learning at this time.