A student at Windsor Middle School tested positive for COVID-19 this week, leaving a total of 48 people in quarantine.

According to The Greeley Tribune, 37 students, seven teachers, and four paraprofessionals had all been in contact with the student, who was in the school as recently as Thursday (August 20).

The publication reports that the affected students will return to online-only learning until September 10. Teachers will be able to return on September 4.

However, the school itself, which serves 678 students in total, will not close completely. Substitutes will stand in for the quarantined staff, and unaffected students will continue learning in a hybrid model. 

Windsor Middle School is not the first Colorado institution to have its school year disrupted by the virus.

Fort Lupton High School is closing until September 7 after two students tested positive, while Lamar Middle School is reverting to online-only learning after one sixth grader contracted the virus.

All three of the above schools chose to start the year in a hybrid format between online and in-person learning.

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