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2 Colorado schools reopen after swine flu scares

DENVER, Colorado ” Two suburban Denver schools that closed because of swine flu have reopened.

Excel Academy Charter in Arvada and Park Lane Elementary in Aurora were holding classes Thursday.

Excel was closed Monday through Wednesday and Park Lane was closed Wednesday after students tested positive for swine flu.

The Colorado Department of Public Health says 19 Coloradans have tested positive for the virus, including seven school-age children.

The federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released revised guidelines on Tuesday advising schools with reported cases of swine flu to remain open.

Excel earlier said it would remain closed until Friday. Principal Holly Hensey says the decision to reopen was based on the new CDC guidelines.