Several La Plata County schools have reported new outbreaks of COVID-19 cases, according to state records.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment releases an updated list of current outbreaks in the state every Wednesday. An outbreak is defined as two or more cases, transmitted within a given location, within a 14-day period.
This week included several outbreaks at schools around La Plata County, including:
Children’s House Montessori, where an outbreak was confirmed Feb. 12 after two students tested positive.Durango High School, where an outbreak was confirmed Feb. 25 after one staff member and nine students tested positive. Durango School District 9-R spokeswoman Julie Popp did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Miller Shared School, where an outbreak was confirmed March 3 after one staff member and two students tested positive.Lil’tykes Playschool, where an outbreak was confirmed Feb. 23 after two staff members and one student tested positive.Other new outbreaks included:
Community Connections Host Home, where an outbreak was confirmed March 3 after two residents, two staff members and one visitor tested positive.A Durango youth baseball team, where an outbreak was confirmed Feb. 9 after five players tested positive.A social gathering that led to seven people testing positive. The outbreak was confirmed Feb. 23. No further details about the gathering were provided.Active, but previously reported outbreaks include:
Bayfield High School, Legacy Properties West Sotheby’s International Realty, Needham Elementary School, Park Elementary School and Walmart.