Flu concerns prompt time-out for Aspen students
The Aspen school district is asking students returning from Mexico and a school-sponsored trip to San Diego to stay home from school for a week as a precaution against spreading the swine flu.
District officials have asked 23 sixth-graders who worked in soup kitchens around San Diego to stay home until May 11 and are contacting the parents of 14 children returning from Mexico. They say the students were in areas with high incidences of the flu.
Students who were in New Mexico to work with school children from Mexico aren’t being asked to stay home because they were in an isolated environment.
There have been two confirmed cases of swine flu in Colorado. The Douglas County man and Arapahoe County woman have recovered.
Colorado health officials are waiting for the test results from six more people.