Roaring Fork High School sent out communication earlier today announcing that in-person school would be canceled Tuesday, January 12 after four students exhibited concerning symptoms at school, including nausea, headaches, and vomiting, within a short period of time.
The announcement stated: “Out of an abundance of caution, we are canceling in-person school at RFHS on Tuesday, January 12. Athletic practices are canceled today January 11 and tomorrow January 12.”
The students were immediately sent to the health tent for evaluation and then sent home and encouraged to seek medical attention and get a Covid test as these are all possible Covid-19 symptoms.
However, because this situation does not present as a typical Covid-19 outbreak, the school immediately contacted the fire department to check the environment and were given the all-clear. The school closed off the areas of the building where the students presented symptoms and had windows open in all rooms. Tomorrow will be an opportunity for school staff to deep clean and make sure the environment is safe.
Teachers for in-person classes will be in touch with students tomorrow with asynchronous learning opportunities. The school plans to resume in-person learning on Wednesday, January 13.