Salida School District Moves to Remote, Montessori Remains In Person

Per the Salida Montessori Charter School communication sent early this morning, Public Health recommends they stay open. Here are the details:

"As you may be aware, Salida High School announced a positive COVID case Tuesday morning. Consequently, Chaffee County Public Health advised them to be on remote learning through November 2nd. In addition, CCPH advised that additional Salida School District schools be on remote learning tomorrow, Wednesday, October 21 in order to complete contact tracing.

In contrast, Chaffee County Public Health advised us not to close SMCS at this time because we do NOT have any positive cases or any other medical reason to do so. This evening, SMCS administration and Board representatives reviewed the situation with public health advisors. They emphasized that although cases have increased in our county, COVID cases have not originated or spread at our county’s schools. This is a testament to the precautions being taken, including mask wearing, social distancing, and hand washing.

We rely upon public health experts to guide our decision making and will continue to get daily counsel from CCPH. The safety of our school community members is our greatest concern, and we will keep you informed of any new developments."

The SMCS COVID Response Team (CRT)

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