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Palmer and Doherty High Schools move to remote learning

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — Colorado Springs School District 11 announced Sunday afternoon that both Doherty High School and Palmer High School will move to remote learning. 

The district said two positive COVID-19 cases were identified at Doherty High School, and because of a lack of available guest teachers, the school will move to remote learning starting Monday, November 2, and will return to in-person learning November 10. 

There were also two positive COVID-19 cases identified at Palmer High School in Colorado Springs School District 11. 

The school will be on a remote learning schedule until Tuesday, November 10 for cohort "A." Cohort "B" was already on remote learning, and those students will return to the hybrid in-person learning on Thursday, November 5. 

The district said it is working with El Paso County Public Health to review each COVID-19 case.

The people with COVID-19 cases are being kept home from school until they are no longer infectious, according to the district.

The district also said the mask use, social distancing, and activities of the people with COVID-19 have been assessed. 

The people who were close contacts of the individuals with the COVID-19 cases are being quarantined for 14 days.


Willis Scott

Willis Scott is an evening anchor for KRDO. Learn more about Willis here.



  1. So 2 whole cases shut down the school? 2 cases cause a lack of substitute teachers? You’re joking right?

    1. There are no substitutes to begin with. Nobody wants to work in these schools. They are not following the safety guidelines set forth by the Colorado Department of Education nor El Paso County Health. Most substitute teachers are retired and in the high risk category.

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