Three schools quarantine classroom cohorts after positive COVID results

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MONTROSE, Colo. — Yesterday, the Montrose County School District (MCSD) COVID-19 Response Team (CRT) received confirmation that students at three school sites tested positive for COVID-19. MCSD has worked with Montrose County Public Health (MCPH) to contact trace any staff and students with whom the individuals had prolonged close contact. 

Through contact tracing, the CRT determined that:

  • As a result of a Centennial Middle School (CtMS) Cohort B student testing positive for COVID,  four CtMS staff members and 30 CtMS students need to seek testing and quarantine through Tuesday, December 15th.
  • As a result of two Olathe Elementary School (OES) students testing positive for COVID, six OES staff members and 38 OES students need to seek testing and quarantine through Tuesday, December 15th.
  • As a result of two Johnson Elementary School (JES) students testing positive for COVID, five JES staff members and 53 JES students need to seek testing and quarantine through Wednesday, December 16th.

Montrose County School District has contacted all individuals affected, prior to public notification, and no other students or staff cohorts are affected at this time.

Viral prevalence is rising in Montrose County. Families must take all necessary COVID precautions through the coming weeks and months in order for the community to avoid widespread school closures; failure to do so will seriously jeopardize MCSD’s ability to maintain in-person school operations during the pandemic. 

Wear a mask, social distance, wash your hands, stay home if you are sick, and recognize the rising rate of COVID-19 in our area.

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