Pikes Peak area school districts announce future closures over coronavirus concerns

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Schools in Colorado started announcing extended closures on Thursday tied to concerns over coronavirus, COVID-19.

Details on closures could change at any time, it is best to visit your school district's website for the latest and most accurate information.

Most schools are on a normal schedule for March 13 and will be closed from March 16 to March 27. The planned closure could change. Some of the school districts have Spring Break during this time period.

Starting Monday, March 16, the following El Paso County and surrounding county school districts will close school facilities for a period of 16 days. This action is an attempt to slow the potential spread of infection. The closure will be from March 16 through March 27. The districts will reassess the situation as we get closer to that end date, and decide if students and staff should return on Monday, March 30.

D-60 and D-70 announced the same schedule on Friday. D-60 and D-70 did announce teachers and staff should come in on Monday March 16 to get ready for the extended closure.

The schools part of the March 16-27 closure include:

Colorado Springs School District 11
Academy School District 20
Manitou Springs District 14
Cheyenne Mountain School District 12
Elbert 200
Fountain-Fort Carson School District 8
Pikes Peak BOCES
Miami-Yoder JT60
Harrison District 2
Hanover School District #28
Lewis-Palmer School District #38
Cripple Creek-Victor School District
Colorado School for Deaf and Blind
Calhan School District
Peyton School District
Woodland Park School District
School District 49
Widefield School District 3
Ellicott 22
Pueblo 60
Pueblo 70

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