Cory Elementary is closed today after a parent tested positive for COVID-19

The parent’s two children are being tested for the virus.

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

(Kevin J. Beaty/Denverite)

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An elementary school in the Cory Merrill neighborhood has closed after a parent tested positive for COVID-19.

According to a letter Denver Public Schools sent families, state health officials are working to determine who at Cory Elementary might have come into contact with the parent. The parent’s two children are being tested for the virus.

DPS says it will “thoroughly disinfect the school, including common areas and classrooms” and will be in daily contact with parents to share the latest information.

According to the district, additional information on COVID-19 is available by calling 303-389-1687 or 877-462-2911 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., including weekends, or by emailing cohelp@rmpdc.org. DPS has also set up a mailbox, at coronavirusinfo@dpsk12.org, and a COVID-19 hotline: 720-424-4357.

As of 7 p.m. last night, DPS has “no student or staff member who has been confirmed as testing positive for COVID-19,” the district wrote on its website. The district cancelled all international and out-of-state travel for students and staff until further notice.

 

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