Riverside quarantine 10_13

COVID-19 case transitions some students to distance learning

COVID-19 case transitions some students to distance learning

(RIFLE) – Today, Garfield Re-2 School District was made aware of a positive COVID-19 case that resulted in the transitioning of some students at Riverside Middle School to distance learning. This exposure impacts approximately 56 students and five staff

members who are being asked to make this transition and quarantine for 14-days.

Students and staff that were directly impacted have transitioned to distance learning, and instruction is being provided remotely.

As part of this public health investigation:

All persons diagnosed are being kept home from school until they are no longer infectious.

These person's activities, when they could have spread COVID-19, have been assessed.

The people who were close contacts of the person(s) with COVID-19 are being instructed to stay home and not attend school or other public

activities for 14 days after the exposure. This is called quarantine.

Garfield Re-2 and Riverside Middle School continue to work closely with Garfield County Public Health to conduct contact tracing. All students and staff members that have been identified as in “close contact” with the individual(s) who have tested positive have been directly contacted either via phone or email and asked to quarantine for 14-days from the date of exposure. All close contacts received a letter outlining processes for quarantining and/or isolation.

Custodial staff is deep cleaning and disinfecting the school tonight.

Anyone that develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19 including fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle or body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, congestion or runny nose, nausea or vomiting, diarrhea:

Isolate until you/your child have had no fever for at least 24 hours (without

the use of medicine that reduces fevers) AND,

other symptoms have improved AND,

At least 10 days have passed since you/your child were tested or your

symptoms first appeared. A limited number of persons with severe illness may require an extended duration of isolation up to 20 days after symptoms first appear. (https://covid19.colorado.gov/how-to-isolate)

It is recommended that your child be tested.

Continue to keep your child home from school and avoid other activities around other people.

Notify the school.

Seek medical care and testing for COVID-19, calling your doctor before you show up.

Questions can be directed to Garfield County Public Health 970-945-6614, or in Rifle at


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