An Erie High School student who attended the school’s transition day Friday has been diagnosed with COVID-19, prompting those with close contact to the student to be quarantined.
Erie High School has undergone a deep sanitization and cleaning, according to a letter to parents from Principal Matt Buchler.
“Anyone who is required to quarantine has already been contacted directly with further instructions,” the letter stated. “If you have not been contacted, your student will continue to attend school on their regular schedule.”
The letter did not indicate how many people were ordered to quarantine.
St. Vrain Valley School District spokeswoman Keri McDermid said any further comment about COVID-19 questions would be referred to county health agencies.
Buchler’s letter said if a student develops symptoms with COVID-19, parents should:
- Continue to keep the child at home from school and avoid activities around other people.
- Notify the school.
- Seek medical care and testing for COVID-19 and call a doctor before showing up at a doctor’s office.
Major COVID symptoms include feeling feverish, a temperature of 100.4 or greater, loss of taste or smell, new or unexplained persistent cough, and shortness of breath or difficulty breathing. Minor symptoms include a sore throat, runny nose or congestion, muscle or body aches, headache, fatigue, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea.Earlier this week, parents at Main Street School were told several teachers were ordered to quarantine for 14 days because they had contact with a “person” at the school who was diagnosed with COVID-19.