Westminster teacher tests positive for COVID-19, 109 students move to remote learning


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WESTMINSTER, Colo. (KDVR) – A group of students from the Hodgkins Leadership Academy in Westminster will be learning remotely for the next two weeks after a teacher at the school tested positive for coronavirus.

According to a release from the district, the teacher had a routine test on Wednesday then was in class on Thursday for the first day of learning. The positive test result was received on Aug. 21.

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Students who were in direct contact with the teacher have been identified and will be learning remotely for the next 14 days.

The school said there were 109 students who were exposed, all of them are part of the 6th and 7th grade cohorts.

The rest of the school will remain open for in-person learning and no other Westminster schools are impacted.

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