Independence Academy temporary closure

Independence Academy to temporarily transition to remote learning due to positive COVID-19 cases
Posted on 10/30/2020
Today, District 51 was made aware of positive cases of COVID-19 at Independence Academy and has decided to temporarily transition all staff and students to remote learning as a precaution. In-person learning will resume on November 30.
 
The school will provide Chromebooks to students so learning can continue remotely until the quarantine concludes and in-person learning resumes on November 30. The school will provide information to families regarding checking out a Chromebook and other concerns.

Students who need to quarantine as a result of being in close contact with a positive case have been notified to follow quarantine guidelines during the closure. Only students who receive the quarantine notice will need to isolate and follow quarantine guidelines. The remainder of the student body have received a low-risk/exposure letter and should monitor for any symptoms, but do not need to follow quarantine guidelines while in remote learning.

The 2019 novel coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is spread from person to person, mainly through droplets that are produced when a person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Virus spread is most likely to occur when people are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet) for at least 15 minutes.

Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
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

Questions can be directed to Mesa County Public Health at 970-248-6900.
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