COVID-19 School Status and Information

In order to provide a transparent and accurate picture of the presence of COVID-19 in our schools, we are posting operating status and other vital information for each school. Should cases trigger a classroom quarantine or school closure, following state and local public health guidance for schools, the information will be available on this page.

This web page is updated every 24 hours on weekdays and, when possible, on weekends. Please note that PSD will not notify all parents in a school of each COVID-19 case; communications go to the parents/guardians of students who are believed to have had possible close contact with a positive case. 

For example:

  • If a secondary student tested positive for COVID-19 and was last in school on Wednesday (A-group day), then parents/guardians of A-group students in the case's four classes would receive communication.
  • At the elementary level, if a positive case was in an elementary classroom on Tuesday (B-group day), then parents/guardians of students in the B classroom would receive communication. For parents/guardians who do NOT receive communication about a case, it is because their student is not believed to have had close contact. 

Note: The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment may be referred to as LCDHE or health department in information posted here.


Active COVID-19 Assessments and Actions 

Fossil Ridge High School

October 29

Assessment: The LCDHE reported a positive case for an individual who was in school Thursday, October 22. Students and staff in affected classes will shift to remote learning during the assessment period while LCDHE and Fossil Ridge High School investigate the case. The assessment period is expected to end Monday, November 2, with individuals not found to be close contacts then returning to school.


Poudre High School

October 26

Assessment: The LCDHE reported a positive case for an individual who was in school Wednesday, October 21. Students and staff in affected classes will shift to remote learning during the assessment period while LCDHE and Poudre High School investigate the case. The assessment period is expected to end Friday, October 30, with individuals not found to be close contacts resuming normal activities Saturday, October 31 and returning to school the week of November 2.

October 29

Action: LCDHE issued quarantine orders for 4 identified close contacts through Wednesday, November 4, who will then return to school. Anyone not identified as a close contact during assessment will return to school Monday, November 2.


Rocky Mountain High School - Outbreak Status

When a school has two or more unrelated cases in a short time period, LCDHE considers it to be an outbreak. Rocky Mountain High School had four positive COVID-19 cases from separate households last week, meeting the criteria for an outbreak. This status means that health officials with LCDHE will monitor even more carefully any Rocky-related case, should one occur, between now and November 18.

The cases at Rocky are unrelated, and health officials do not feel it necessary for the school to go to remote learning at this point. CDPHE recommends closure of a school when there are five unrelated outbreaks (two cases per classroom), or a total of 10 cases, within a 14-day window. 

Safety protocols are working, helping to keep the these cases unrelated and to limit the number of close contacts to a positive COVID-19 individual. Nothing has changed from prior communications about these cases other than Rocky meeting the criteria to be labeled as an outbreak.


Werner Elementary School

October 29

Assessment: The LCDHE reported a positive case for an individual who was in school Wednesday, October 21. Students and staff in affected classes will shift to remote learning during the assessment period while LCDHE and Werner investigate the case. The assessment period is expected to end Monday, November 2, with individuals not found to be close contacts then returning to school.


Zach Elementary School

October 29 (Case 2)

Assessment: The LCDHE reported a positive case for an individual who was in school Tuesday, October 20. Students and staff in the affected Group B class will shift to remote learning during the assessment period while LCDHE and Zach Elementary investigate the case. The assessment period is expected to end Sunday, November 1, with individuals not found to be close contacts resuming normal activities and returning to school the week of November 2.

 


Previous Assessments and Actions

Bauder Elementary School

October 14

Action: One remote learning centerclassroom was closed after it was reported that several students presented with symptoms of illness.

LCDHE advises this action step when either 10% of students in a classroom are absent or three students in the same class are experiencing symptoms of illness. Closure of the classroom is a precautionary measure. Symptoms may include such things as a runny nose or cough and do not automatically indicate the presence of COVID-19.

October 16

Assessment and Action: Following the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's Return to Learn guidance, students whose symptoms resolved and who remained symptom-free for 48 hours return to school the week of Oct. 19 on dates determined by the school nurse.

COVID-19 Cases: There have been no positive COVID-19 cases identified.

Boltz Middle School

October 23

Assessment: LCDHE and Boltz Middle School investigated following a positive COVID-19 case reported for an individual who was at school the week of October 19.

Action: LCDHE issued quarantine orders for 9 identified close contacts through Monday, November 2, who will then return to school. Anyone not identified as a close contact during assessment will return to school the week of October 26.

Eyestone Elementary

October 24

Assessment: LCDHE and Eyestone Elementary investigated a presumed positive COVID-19 case for an individual who was in school Tuesday, October 20.

Action: The assessment found ZERO close contacts with the presumed positive COVID-19 individual. All associated staff and students will return to school the week of October 26.

Fort Collins High School

October 18

Assessment: A positive COVID-19 case was identified in an individual who was in a small group session on Tuesday, October 13. PSD worked with LCDHE to investigate potential close contacts.

Action: LCDHE identified two close contacts who will quarantine for 14 days from their exposure. All others initially quarantined during assessment were not determined to be close contacts and can return to in-person learning.

Harris Bilingual Elementary School

October 11

Assessment: One classroom shifted to Phase 1: Remote Education starting Monday, Oct. 12 during an assessment period following a positive COVID-19 case reported the week of Oct. 5. 

October 15

Action: LCDHE issued quarantine orders for 15 identified close contacts through October 21. All others initially quarantined during assessment were not determined to be close contacts and returned to school in-person October 22.

COVID-19 Cases: Two additional individuals tested positive for COVID-19.

Kinard Middle School

October 26

Assessment: The LCDHE reported a positive case for an individual who was in school Thursday, October 22. Students and staff in affected classes will shift to remote learning during the assessment period while LCDHE and Kinard Middle School investigate the case. 

October 28

Action: LCDHE issued quarantine orders for 15 identified close contacts through Thursday, November 5, who will return to school the week of November 9. Anyone not identified as a close contact during assessment may return to school Thursday, October 29.

Laurel Elementary School

October 11

Assessment: Two classroom shifted to Phase 1: Remote Education starting Monday, Oct. 12 during an assessment period following a positive COVID-19 case reported the week of Oct. 5. 

October 15

Action: LCDHE issued quarantine orders for 6 identified close contacts through October 20. All others initially quarantined during assessment were not determined to be close contacts and returned to school. 

COVID-19 Cases: No additional cases were identified.

Linton Elementary

October 27

Assessment  The LCDHE reported a positive case for an individual who was in school Monday, October 19.

Action: One individual was identified as a close contact. Anyone not identified as a close contact during assessment may return to school Wednesday, October 28.

Preston Middle School

October 27

Assessment  The LCDHE reported a positive case for an individual who was in school Wednesday, October 21.

Action: LCDHE issued quarantine orders for 9 identified close contacts through Wednesday, November 4, who will then return to school. Anyone not identified as a close contact during assessment may return to school Wednesday, October 28.

Rice Elementary School

October 11 (Case 1) 

Assessment: Two classrooms shifted to Phase 1: Remote Education starting Monday, Oct. 12 during an assessment period after LCDHE reported two COVID-19 cases the week of Oct. 5. 

October 18

Action: LCDHE has concluded its assessment of the two classrooms identified on October 11. There were zero close contacts of the positive individuals. Both classrooms returned to Phase 3: Hybrid Learning with in-person learning for the A group on Monday, October 19. This outcome is testament to the hard work of staff and students to do their part, follow protocols, cooperate with public health investigations and slow the spread of COVID-19.


October 17 (Case 2)

Assessment: One classroom shifted to Phase 1: Remote Education starting Monday, Oct. 19 during an assessment period after a suspected COVID-19 case was reported the week of Oct. 12. 

October 21

Action: During the Initial Assessment Period, it was determined that the reported COVID-19 case was negative. After further investigation, there is no indication of possible exposure in class last week. Students and staff returned to Phase 3: Hybrid Learning with in-person learning for the B group on Thursday, October 22.

Rocky Mountain High School

October 21 (Case 1)

Assessment: LCDHE and RMHS investigated following a positive COVID-19 case reported for an individual who was at school on Monday, October 19.

October 23

Action: The assessment found ZERO close contacts with the COVID-19 positive individual. All associated staff and students will return to school the week of October 26. The positive individual will quarantine through October 30.


October 21 (Case 2)

Assessment: LCDHE and RMHS investigated following a positive COVID-19 case reported for an individual who was at school on Wednesday, October 21. 

October 23

Action: LCDHE issued quarantine orders for 24 identified close contacts through Monday, November 2, who will then return to school. Anyone not identified as a close contact during assessment will return to school the week of October 26.


October 23 (Case 3)

Assessment: The LCDHE reported a positive case for an individual who was in school Wednesday, October 21. Students and staff in affected classes will shift to remote learning during the assessment period while LCDHE and RMHS investigate the case. The assessment period is expected to end Tuesday, October 27, with individuals not found to be close contacts returning to school Wednesday, October 28 (A Group).

October 25

Action: LCDHE issued quarantine orders for 6 identified close contacts through Wednesday, November 4, after which they may return to school. Anyone not identified as a close contact during assessment will return to school the week of October 26.

October 23 (Case 4)

Assessment: The LCDHE reported a positive case for an individual who was in school Wednesday, October 21. Students and staff in affected classes will shift to remote learning during the assessment period while LCDHE and RMHS investigate the case. The assessment period is expected to end Tuesday, October 27, with individuals not found to be close contacts returning to school Wednesday, October 28 (A Group).

October 26

Action: LCDHE issued quarantine orders for 7 identified close contacts through Wednesday, November 4, after which they may return to school. Anyone not identified as a close contact during assessment will return to school the week of October 26.

Zach Elementary

October 24 (Case 1)

Assessment: LCDHE and Zach Elementary investigated a presumed positive COVID-19 case for an individual who was in school Wednesday, October 21. 

Action: The assessment found ZERO close contacts with the presumed positive COVID-19 individual. All associated staff and students will return to school the week of October 26. The presumed positive individual will quarantine through November 1.

 

 

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