Telluride Med Center: Telluride School Buildings Closing, Effective Immediately!

The Telluride R1 School District announced today that based on guidance from San Miguel County Department of Public Health and Environment (SMCDPHE) regarding containment efforts of COVID-19 (coronavirus), it is closing its school buildings effective immediately.For more county coronavirus information and to sign up for County Coronavirus Alerts, go to: For more details regarding Telluride school closures and continued learning efforts, go to

Dr. Sharon Grundy

Superintendent Mike Gass advised public health officials this morning of his decision and sent notification to parents of students. He emphasized that learning will continue through other means such as online classes through Spring Break.

Public Health Director Grace Franklin said she is pleased with the decision. “We all agreed that we do not need to wait until we have our first school-related case of COVID-19, but rather take this proactive approach all things considered.”

Public Health officials are urging voluntary compliance with the guidance to cancel events or gatherings of more than 75 people and to practice social distancing (staying at least six feet away from people).

County Medical Officer Dr. Sharon Grundy said students are not always the best at maintaining good personal hygiene practices.“It’s all about containment and preventing the spread of this virus. We are emphasizing “DO YOUR PART,” and in this case, the school district is doing its part.”



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