JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – As staff and some students return to the classroom in Jefferson County, the district is reporting several COVID-19 cases at a handful of schools. The cases are being seen in both students and staff.


As of Thursday morning, the district is reporting six staff cases and seven student cases. Students at four elementary schools (Van Arsdale, Eiber, Parmalee, and Shelton) and three middle schools (Dunstan, Moore, and Carmody) have tested positive. At Shelton Elementary, 18 people have been told to quarantine. That includes a student cohort of five, seven staff members, two bus drivers, two bus aides, and two siblings.

Quarantine breakdowns for the other schools were not available yet.

Staff at six schools – Connections Learning Center, Dennison Elementary, Deane Elementary, Arvada K-8, Stevens Elementary, and Colorow Elementary – have also tested positive.

Jeffco Public Schools is still in a remote learning model, but a small number of students with a need for regular in-person learning have returned to schools. The district returns to in-person learning on Tuesday, September 8th with a remote option for those who have chosen it.

  1. Gail Martin says:

    And so it begins. This house of cards won’t just fall down, it will blow up and burn. The basic premise of reopening—“parents have to go to work”—is utterly flawed, however hard the district has tried to manage the sequelae.

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