2021-2022 Health and Safety Protocols

Updated on Fri, 09/03/2021 - 8:52am
stay home if sick

If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms, stay home regardless of vaccination status. 


Adams 12 Five Star Schools is committed to maintaining learning environments as normal as possible this school year.

**The following health and safety protocols have been updated as of Aug. 31, 2021. **

Face Coverings (Masks)

  • Students: All students (preschool through 12th grade) are required to wear masks when in schools and district buildings regardless of vaccination status. (Student Mask Protocol - September 2021 | Spanish )

  • Staff: All staff are required to wear masks when in schools and district buildings regardless of vaccination status. (Staff Mask Protocol - September 2021)

  • Buses: Masks are required for everyone on district buses per federal law.

  • Adult visitors and volunteers: All adults in schools and district buildings are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status.

  • Outdoors: Masks are not required for anyone when outdoors.

Public Health Orders

Mask Exemptions

Adams 12 Five Star Schools recognizes that some students may have disabilities, medical conditions or mental health conditions for whom wearing a face covering may cause harm or obstruct breathing. To request an exemption, a parent/guardian should complete the Student Mask Exemption Form (Spanish) and submit it to their school's health office. 

Vaccinations

COVID vaccinations are encouraged but are not required for anyone 12 years and older. Families may visit our website for vaccine information

Quarantines/Contact Tracing

Students and staff will not be required to quarantine in the event of an exposure during the school day. If a school is experiencing an outbreak, quarantines may be necessary. An outbreak is defined as five cases or more tied to the original positive case.

  • Quarantines may be necessary following exposures that occur during certain indoor co-curricular activities and athletics.
  • Vaccinated individuals will not need to quarantine in the event of an outbreak or identified exposure during co-curricular activities and athletics.
  • While quarantines may not always be necessary, the district will notify families and staff if they are considered a close contact of an individual who has tested positive for COVID-19 as a result of a school-based exposure. 

Other Protocols

The district will continue to implement layered prevention strategies including, but not limited to:

  • Increased ventilation to include more air exchanges and portable HEPA (high efficiency particulate air [filter]) air purifiers in all classrooms and large common areas
  • Frequent hand washing and sanitizing
  • Enhanced cleaning and disinfecting protocols
  • Reinforcing the importance of staying home when sick  

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