Douglass Valley Elementary School reopens Tuesday


COLORADO SPRINGS — Douglass Valley Elementary (DVES), an Academy District 20 school, will reopen Tuesday, September 22.

The school was closed Monday for contract tracing and deep cleaning/sanitization after a student tested positive for COVID-19. 

Based on contact tracing, 49 individuals will remain in quarantine. Those individuals have been contacted directly. 

Closing the school Monday provided more time for contact tracing, deep cleaning of the building, further collaboration with El Paso County Public Health, and planning for any staffing impacts, according to a spokesperson for Academy District 20.

The district continues to ask both staff and students to conduct a daily symptom check before coming to school. If a student or staff member is displaying any symptoms, please stay home. 

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