COVID UPDATES 11/13/20

“Stronger Together, United in Excellence”

Dear C2E Families and Friends, 

On November 13, Tri-County Health Department  moved Douglas County into Level Orange on the state’s  COVID-19 Dial . This change is the strictest since school started last August and was made in hopes of quickly reducing the spread of the COVID-19 virus. This change means that students and staff who are sick with symptoms that do not resolve in 24 hours for MAJOR symptoms (loss of taste or smell, fever, chills, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing) or 48 hours for MINOR symptoms (sore throat, runny nose or congestion, muscle or body aches, headache, fatigue, nause, vomiting, diarrhea) will need to isolate for 10 days at home.  These individuals can only return to school before the end of the 10 day isolation if the following are presented to the school:

  • a negative PCR COVID test AND
  • an alternative diagnosis from a health care provider such as Strep throat, Influenza etc that explains all symptoms the individual has AND
  • the student or staff can safely wear a mask while at school
 
Tri-County Health department has determined that many people who have tested positive for COVID-19 have recently attended personal social gatherings and this raises concerns that this is where COVID-19 is spreading. Everyone needs to limit the number of activities they participate in with members outside of their immediate household in order to stop the spread. If we follow these recommendations it could make the difference between us remaining open to in-person learning or having to change to remote teaching.  
ANY RETURN TO SCHOOL MUST BE AUTHORIZED BY NURSE DEBBIE SMITH.  Please call or email Debbie for guidance, 303-929-4264 or djsmith@c2e.org
 

In early October the Colorado Department of Health and Environment released updated guidance for COVID cases and outbreaks in schools. These align with the State of Colorado levels of protection i.e. Safer at Home levels 1, 2, & 3 and Protect Our Neighbors.  We are currently in the Safer at Home level 3 in Douglas County.  The screening tool for parents and staff to determine if they should attend school has changed and is shared below with additional resources.

 
When your student is at home sick, please refer to the Return to School guidance for level 3 Safer at Home to determine when your student can safely return to school to avoid the spread of infection. For students who are ill, if symptoms don’t clear by 24 -48 hours then they need to isolate for 10 days unless they have a negative PCR COVID test or alternate diagnoses to return to school.
 
Please refer to these Tri-County Health Department information sheets when anyone in your family is instructed to ISOLATE because they have a positive COVID test or are instructed to QUARANTINE because someone in your family has been exposed to an individual who has COVID.  This link at the CDC How long do I quarantine? is also very helpful to determine the QUARANTINE period and offers different scenarios.  We will continue to keep you informed as much as possible and ensure that C2E remains a safe place to learn for all.  
  
Tri-County Health Information Sheets are listed below. For further details, please click see below and also see our FAQ’s HERE for continued updates on how C2E is managing during COVID. 
 

FAQ’s for Return to School

Return To School Video Presentation

C2E Parent and Student Handbook 2020-2021

 

2019-2020 COVID-19 Communication

C2E Remote Learning Plan 4-7-2020

C2E Family Letter 4-1-2020

Stay at Home Order 3-25-2020

Elementary School Letter to Families 3-24-2020

Middle School Letter to Families 3-23-2020

C2E Family Letter 3-20-2020

For more information from Tri-County Health and DCSD about the Coronavirus click here.

Emergency Feeding Sites-DCSD

C2E Family Tech Need Questionnaire

Governor Polis Executive Order 3-18-2020

DCSD 3-18-2020 Letter to Families and Community