COVID-19 closing schools

The ongoing pandemic has closed many schools in Weld County putting the students and staff back into remote learning.

COVID-19 closing schools

Lina Cruz, Staff Reporter

Weld County currently has a 15 percent positivity rate for COVID-19 and is continuing to grow at a quick rate. School District 6 has approximately 3,000 staff and students in quarantine, and of those staff and students, more than 160 tested positive for COVID. This has caused many surrounding schools to move into remote learning. These schools are not expected to re-open until after winter break. As of November 16, 2020, all District 6 high schools will be learning online. Right now, there are 12 schools learning online, this includes, Greeley West High School, Greeley Central, Union Colony. Outside of District 6, schools that are also switching to remote learning include Fort Lupton, Roosevelt High School, and Milliken Elementary. 

The switch to remote learning also puts a pause on District 6 sports, mainly affecting football. Many of the schools’ football teams in District 6 were at the end of the season, which means that the teams will not get a proper end to the season. 

Thankfully Eaton has been able to continue to go to school in person, and the sports teams have been able to proceed with playing. Unfortunately Eaton has had two quarantined due to recent COVID cases, possibly making the school switch to online learning. As of right now some students and staff are in remote learning while others are still in person.