Loveland Reporter-Herald

Outbreaks shut down in-person learning at Douglas County schools


Five schools in the Douglas County School District have or will shut down in-person learning after a string of COVID-19 outbreaks.

Mountain Vista High School in Highlands Ranch closed Wednesday, following more than five outbreaks, spokespers­on Paula Hans said. Colorado’s Department of Public Health and Environmen­t defines an outbreak as two or more cases within a two-week period that suggest the virus has spread within a single facility.

Three other schools — Castle View High School in Castle Rock, Rocky Heights Middle School in Highlands Ranch and Sierra Middle School in Parker — closed Friday. Each had five outbreaks, Hans said.

The schools transition­ed all students to remote learning for 14 days, after which they’re expected to return to full-time in-person learning.

Rock Canyon High School in Littleton will follow suit on Tuesday after the school saw more than five outbreaks, the district announced Friday. In-person classes will continue Monday for those students not in quarantine.

Middle and high school students spent most of the year on a hybrid schedule, attending classes in-person about two days per week. On March 22, after the district’s spring break, Douglas County reopened secondary institutio­ns at full capacity.

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