Staff takes student's temperature

An Olathe staff member smiles with her eyes as she takes a student's temperature outside the entrance to Olathe Middle and High School. Students in the blue cohort had their first day of school Thursday.

Update: Monday, Oct. 12. 6:02 p.m.

Eight staff members and 37 students at Johnson Elementary School will need to extend the quarantine period issued on Saturday, Montrose County School District announced on Monday. The initial quarantine window was scheduled for Monday, Oct. 12 through Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The staff members and students must now quarantine through Oct. 21.

Free COVID-19 testing will be provided by Montrose County Public Health to the affected cohort members. 

Saturday, Oct. 10: Montrose County School District announced Saturday evening an individual in a Johnson Elementary School class cohort is considered a probable positive for COVID-19. Eighteen students and seven staff members — meeting the definition of close contact — must quarantine from Monday, Oct. 12 to Wednesday, Oct. 14.

The MCSD COVID-19 Response Team determined a fourteen-day cohort quarantine is not necessary at this time as the cohort member awaits PCR test results, though this is subject to change if the district confirms the individual is COVID-19 positive. The quarantine may also be extended if the individual tests positive.

In such a scenario, cohort members affected will receive a free COVID-19 test from Montrose County Public Health.

No other students or staff cohorts are affected at this time, MCSD stated in a press release. 

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