A running list of COVID-19 cases in Colorado’s K-12 schools

It was a question of “when,” not “if,” the coronavirus would make its way into Colorado schools, as many K-12 districts reopened for in-person learning this month. In some, it took just days for students and staff to be forced into quarantine.

The Denver Post is keeping a running list of the school-related COVID-19 cases we learn about. School districts are not required to publicly disclose when cases pop up, although outbreaks will be reported weekly by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. That means this list may not be comprehensive, and reporting may sometimes lag.

If you know of a case not listed here, please email Tiney Ricciardi at [email protected]

Denver Metro Area

Cherry Creek School District

School: Grandview High School
Number of positive cases: 1
Date: Aug. 24
People quarantined: 9
Source: Confirmed with district

School: Belleview Elementary School
Number of positive cases: 1 (same person as Campus Middle School)
Date: Aug. 21
People quarantined: 8
Source: Confirmed with district

School: Campus Middle School
Number of positive cases: 1 (same person as Belleview Elementary School)
Date: Aug. 21
People quarantined: 5
Source: Confirmed with district

School: Pine Ridge Elementary School daycare program
Number of positive cases: 1
Date: Aug. 19
People quarantined: 1
Source: Confirmed with district

Douglas County School District

School: Sand Creek Elementary School
Number of positive cases: 1
Date: Aug. 23
People quarantined: We have inquired with the district. 9 News reported that the positive case forced some sixth-graders and teachers into quarantine, though it’s unclear how many.
Source: 9 News

Elsewhere in Colorado

Academy District 20

Schools: Woodmen Roberts Elementary, Ranch Creek Elementary and Frontier Elementary
Number of positive cases: 0
Date: Aug. 24
People quarantined: More than a dozen people across three different schools were asked to quarantine after students displayed COVID-like symptoms, reports KKTV. The district told the station none has tested positive.
Source: KKTV

Burlington School District RE-6J

School: Burlington Middle School
Number of positive cases: 1
Date: Aug. 20
People quarantined: We have inquired with the district.
Source: School announcement

Colorado Early Colleges Fort Collins

School: McMurray Middle School
Number of positive cases: 0
Date: Aug. 24
People quarantined: The school is closed Aug. 25-28 “out of an abundance of caution” following a positive test result from the parent of a student, said Collin Turbert, head of school. The student is not showing symptoms and is awaiting test results, he added.
Source: Confirmed with district

Harrison School District Two

School: Soaring Eagles Elementary School
Number of positive cases: 1
Date: Aug. 20
People quarantined: We have inquired with the district. KRDO reports the whole school shut down for four days, Aug. 21-24, but the class where the student or staff member tested positive will learn remotely for 14 days.
Source: KRDO

Lewis-Palmer School District #38

School: Bear Creek Elementary School
Number of positive cases: 1
Date: Aug. 23
People quarantined: 14
Source: Confirmed with district

Weld RE-8 School District

School: Fort Lupton High School
Number of positive cases: 2
Date: Aug. 19
People quarantined: 480, as Fort Lupton High School shut down and transitioned all students to remote learning through Sept. 8.
Source: School announcement

Westminster Public Schools

School: Josephine Hodgkins Leadership Academy
Number of positive cases: 1
Date: Aug. 21
People quarantined: About 125 students with whom the test-positive teacher interacted on the first day of school.
Source: School announcement

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