CAÑON CITY, Colo. (KRDO) -- On Monday, Cañon City Schools decided to suspend in-person learning at Cañon City High School for a week following a rise in positive COVID-19 cases among students.
The district sent out an email to parents saying all live academics, athletics, and activities between Monday at 3:30 p.m. through Friday, May 10th, are suspended. That includes all practices and activities after school on Monday.
All students at CCHS will need to attend classes virtually beginning Tuesday, May 4th. The only activity that is allowed this week is Advanced Placement testing, which has been set up for more than six months and is conducted in a manner so that students will not risk quarantine.
The district says this temporary suspension is to maintain live attendance through the end of the school year, specifically for graduation week events for the class of 2021.
At the end of this week, the district will decide whether or not to continue virtual learning. More information will be sent out Friday about the upcoming week of May 10-13.
The district says seniors are still allowed to choose between live and virtual attendance during the week of May 10-13.
As of now, graduation plans on May 19 are unchanged.
Additionally, on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until 6 pm. FEMA will host a COVID vaccination clinic for all people ages 16 and older in the CCHS Auxiliary Gym.