Update Oct 17th: The well-being and safety of our students, teachers and community is paramount. Since reopening at the start of September Boulder Valley Waldorf School has operated in full compliance with all CDPHE and Boulder County Health Department guidelines. This includes strict cohorting, mask wearing by all staff and students both indoors and outside, the primary use of outdoor classrooms, rigorous daily health screenings, and enhanced sanitation measures.
Approximately three weeks ago on the weekend we were notified of a positive test result in a student. We immediately notified the Boulder County Health Department and quarantined the cohort. About a week later we were notified of an additional positive test result from a quarantined student. The second student to test positive is presumed to have acquired the virus while at school. This qualifies under CDPHE guidelines as an outbreak. A third student in that cohort also tested positive and may or may not have acquired the infection while at school. The third student is listed as a probable case. All three students remained asymptomatic. No further cases were reported in that cohort. After quarantining for 14 days the cohort has resumed in-class instruction. We are grateful for our partnerships with the health departments and school community members to be providing opportunities for in-person learning in a safe way during this health crisis.
Daniel Hindes, School Director