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Cripple Creek Junior/Senior High School closed Monday for COVID-19 exposures

CRIPPLE CREEK, Colo. (KRDO)-- On Sunday night, Cripple Creek Victor School District was made aware of multiple COVID-19 exposures at the Junior and Senior High School, prompting them to close the school Monday.

The district is currently working with Teller County Public Health to come up with the best reopening plan.

"It just seemed like the right choice, so we had time to work with Teller County Public Health and come up with our next steps," said Dan Cummings the principal at Cripple Creek Junior/Senior High School.

Right now, the district is not saying how many cases they do have, but there are only 500 kids in the school.

The district sent out a letter to parents notifying them of the closure and saying it will allow staff to contact trace and quarantine necessary staff and students.

They went on to say as cases continue to rise in Teller County they have decided to require all unvaccinated CCVSD staff to wear masks while in campus buildings. Everyone else is high encouraged to wear one.

According to Teller County Public Health, as of Friday there were 2,087 total COVID-19 cases. Five new ones were reported on Thursday.

"It’s always a challenge. We want to do what’s right for families and kids and what’s right for the community at large. I don’t think it’s necessarily easier than it was last year, but I think we are prepared for it," said Cummings.

A notification will be sent out to parents when a decision is made about whether to reopen tomorrow.

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Jessica Gruenling

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  1. Get your shots morons! Your body…your choice? No. That’s pregnancy. You not vaccinating yourself puts you at a risk of contracting CoVID, thus infecting me…More people have died from the dye in popsicles than from the CoVID vaccine.

    1. Very good grown-up response! And yes…my body my choice what I do or do not put into it. Your childish name calling puts you right in there with a child. Children call each other names. Adults seek to understand issues. Adults do not make ad hominen attacks, that is, attacks on people’s personal traits. Instead, they attack the problem. You are so blind you can’t even see beyond yourself! And believe me…you are not attacking the problem. You only see one side your side. Oh….and show me the facts regarding your popsicle comment. Oh you can’t…because there is no facts. You got your jab…good for you…now go out and shed on someone…same a me not getting the jab!

      1. You’re right. You’re the problem. I should be attacking you. I like you, You’re funny. I’ll call you…”SuperSpreader”….there. You’re SuperSpreader now! In the meantime, ignore science, don’t take Tylenol when you have a headache because God knows what’s in Tylenol! And when little SuperSpreader Junior gets that 104 degree fever, figure it out. Because you know more than them dumb scientists in them science labs.

        1. Always the funny one…it seems your sense of humor is your only redeeming quality! And you have proven yourself to have no substance and one that habitually engages in name-calling. You deserve a trophy! If you don’t have a solid argument to back up your opinions, you revert to insults in order to throw the other person off their game. Not happening here. Call me or others a few names and we might get distracted enough to forget what your irrelevant comments are and thus…we move on. Just something for your thoughts cwa.

  2. Same as me not getting the jab…I’ve had COVID…no big deal…immune system is very good…and I am healthy…very healthy! As for you…we will wait and see!

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