Manitou Springs schools will move to online learning Thursday after three people associated with the high school were diagnosed with COVID-19.
Superintendent Elizabeth Domangue announced the new infections in a letter sent to families, a district representative said Wednesday.
The district also has “multiple” others with coronavirus symptoms, Domangue stated, adding that the plan is for students to return to in-person learning on Oct. 19.
“The Manitou Springs School District community is interconnected both in and out of school, so this decision is rooted in a community public health approach,” Domangue wrote. “I know that this information comes to you with concern and other emotions, especially as families have made plans for students to be fully in-person and now we are having to make this shift for six school days.
“This decision was not easy, but we believe that is necessary to return to in-person learning together.”
Elementary students will