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CMR High School closed Tuesday due to COVID cases

CMR High School closed Tuesday due to COVID cases
Posted at 5:12 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 19:12:21-05

The CMR High School campus will be closed on Tuesday, November 3rd, due to a number of confirmed COVID-19 cases at the high school on Monday.

The GFPS District announced on its Facebook page at 5:31 p.m. on Monday that the GFPS nursing team and administrators are working with the City-County Health Department staff to complete the contact tracing process. The number of confirmed cases has not been released at this point.

Several of the classrooms at CMR are being sanitized Monday night and all day Tuesday.

Students should access their remote learning process for tomorrow.

The CMR girls volleyball playoff game scheduled for Tuesday will be held at 5:30 in the Great Falls High School field house.

At this point, there will be class as usual on Wednesday, November 4. If you have any questions, please call the CMR school office on Tuesday at 268-6109.

The GFPS also thanked the administration, nurses, and staff in the district who are working to attend to these cases and the deep cleaning.

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There were 757 new cases and 10 new deaths added to the total on the Montana COVID-19 tracking site on Monday morning; the data below is from the official Montana website on November 2:

CASES & RECOVERIES: There have been 34,252 cumulative cases, with 21,496 people listed as recovered.
HOSPITALIZATIONS: There are 386 current hospitalizations, and a cumulative total of 1,373 hospitalizations.
DEATHS: The cumulative number of deaths in Montana is now 386.
ACTIVE CASES: There are 12,370 active COVID-19 cases in Montana.
TESTING: There were 7,227 completed tests, for a cumulative state-wide total of 508,931.

Numbers reported by the state each day occasionally differ from those reported by county public health departments due to periodic lag times in reporting data to the state. We encourage people to check the official website and/or Facebook page of their respective county health department for any information that is not yet included in the state's daily updates. Based on data from the state report and county health departments, MTN News is reporting the following:

  • Deaths: 405 (+19 from state)
  • Recoveries: 23,234 (+1,738 from state)
  • Total Cases: 34,578 (+326 from state)
  • Active: 10,939 (-1,431 from state)


It's important to note that not every person who tests positive actually becomes ill or exhibits symptoms. Many do not; of those who do become sick, some experience mild symptoms and do not require hospitalization. Others, however, do require hospitalization, as noted in the daily update on the number of people hospitalized. However, every person who tests positive for COVID-19 has the potential to spread the virus to other people, including family members and friends, which is why public health officials continue to encourage everyone to wear a mask and maintain at least the recommended six feet of "social distance" when in public.

The federal Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) released data in late August which emphasizes that people with contributing or underlying medical conditions are at much greater risk of dying from COVID-19. Click here to read more. The CDC also recently released an update to their research into fatality rates associated with COVID-19. A summary of COVID-19 survival rates is shown below; the summary is one of five based on several scenarios. The CDC data and scenarios can be found here.

COVID-19 Survival Rates

  • Age 0-19: 99.997%
  • Age 20-49: 99.98%
  • Age 50-69: 99.5%
  • Age 70+: 94.6%

The CDC says the scenarios are intended to advance public health preparedness and planning, and are not predictions or estimates of the expected impact of COVID-19. The parameter values in each scenario will be updated and augmented over time, as the agency learns more about the epidemiology of COVID-19. The update from September 10th is based on data received by the CDC through August 8.