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An Olathe Middle and High School staff member takes a student's temperature as part of a COVID-19 screening before school on Aug. 27, 2020. Symptom screening is now a thing of the past, with new guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment responding to a statewide drop in new COVID cases. 

In response to new guidance from the Colorado Department of Health and Environment, Montrose County School District is relaxing COVID policies that are already less stringent than other districts around the state.

Regular symptom screening upon entry will be stopped, and the district is returning to its former illness policy. Starting on Feb. 28, quarantines following exposure will no longer be required and contact tracing will not be conducted, but people who test positive for COVID will still need to isolate for five days at home.

Anna Lynn Winfrey is a staff writer for the Montrose Daily Press.

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