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Cases in Denver are now at their highest point since May, and Denver Mayor Michael Hancock and local public health officials are warning residents the city could move backwards and impose more restrictions on businesses and events if the trajectory doesn’t change.
COVID-19 IN COLORADO
The latest from the coronavirus outbreak in Colorado:
- MAP: Known cases in Colorado.
- TESTING: Here’s where to find a community testing site. The state is now encouraging anyone with symptoms to get tested.
- STORY: Colorado unveils draft plan for who will get a coronavirus vaccine first
What this means for Denver Public Schools’ phased reopening remains to be seen.
Colorado’s largest school district started the school year remotely and began bringing back the youngest elementary students in mid-September, with most elementary students expected back in classrooms by the end of the first quarter.
Superintendent Susana Cordova said Monday that those plans will continue. Young students struggle the most with online learning, and educators fear students will face longterm consequences if they don’t get strong foundations in basic literacy and math skills.
But Denver administrators are meeting with the school board and local public health officials to see if the district’s plans for middle and high school students need to change. A decision is expected later this week.
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