Fort Lupton HS sends all students home for 2 weeks after 2 positive COVID-19 tests

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Posted at 12:07 PM, Aug 19, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-19 17:18:44-04

FORT LUPTON, Colo. — All Fort Lupton High School students will now take remote classes for two weeks after students in two cohorts tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced Wednesday.

The school on Wednesday initially said only one student in one cohort had tested positive, and that all students in that cohort were dismissed from school and sent home.

Later Wednesday, the school learned of a student testing positive in the other cohort at the school. The school was contact tracing to determine who the students had been in contact with.

Now all students at the school will be in remote learning until Sept. 8, following Labor Day.

The rest of the Weld RE-8 school district remains open for in-person learning. The district is offering 100% in-person learning this year, with A/B cohorts for secondary students. All students also have the option of remote learning.

Most secondary schools in Colorado have students grouped in cohorts for in-person learning, with the idea being that one cohort won't interact with another cohort, limiting the spread of COVID-19.