Two Lake County School District (LCSD) classroom cohorts have been quarantined due to possible COVID-19 exposure, after two positive cases of COVID-19 were identified at The Center, Leadville’s preschool. This followed COVID-19 infection of two individuals associated with the organization. The classrooms at West Park Elementary School, including students and teachers, began a quarantine on Sept. 11.
No other LCSD campuses or schools are known to be affected at this time.
The Lake County Public Health Agency (LCPHA) says the step is being taken out of an abundance of precaution, and any individual believed to have possibly been exposed is considered possible close contact and is being instructed to self-quarantine at home for 14 days.
The LCPHA nurses have conducted outreach to all affected student families, LCSD staff, and community members as a part of routine contact tracking. LCSD is also providing direct communication and instruction to staff and students in the affected cohorts. LCSD and LCPHA follow the Colorado Department of Health and Environment protocols for COVID-19 response and mitigation in schools and childcare settings.
CDPHE guidelines can be found at https://covid19.colorado.gov/cases-and-outbreaks-child-care-schools.