Updated on Wed, 04/01/2020 - 9:39am
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Adams 12 Five Star Schools is working closely with our state and local health partners as we monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) internationally. Our local and state health partners, include the Tri-County Health Department, Broomfield Public Health and Environment and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). The school district has a Pandemic Incident Response Plan which is being reviewed internally and in collaboration with these agencies, to support the health and safety of our students, staff and community, and to minimize any impact to learning in our schools.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. Similar to the flu, these viruses spread through coughing or sneezing. There is no vaccine for COVID-19.

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As of 3/5/2020 there have been presumptive positive cases in Colorado. You can get current information on Colorado at the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s (CDPHE) website.

The CDPHE website is a great source for information about the virus, symptoms and severity, how to protect yourself and information for travel. Additionally, the website is regularly updated with new information and statistics.  

What you can do to stay healthy

COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and practicing good hygiene habits is the best way to stay healthy and avoid the spread of illness:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, or cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use an alcohol-based hand cleaner.

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces. 

  • Stay home when sick.

    • It can be challenging knowing whether your child is too ill to go to school. A great resource for families is our Should Your Child Stay Home? section of our website. Here you'll find information that outlines symptoms to consider when choosing to stay home and how to spread contagious illnesses, such as the flu.  

Questions/Disease Reporting

  • CO HELP (1-877-462-2911) is activated for COVID-19 for questions from the public. As a reminder, the Colorado Health Emergency Line for the public is a toll-free hotline for up-to-theminute public health information.
  • To report a suspect case or for additional guidance, please call TCHD Communicable Disease Epidemiology: 303-220-9200 (business hours) or 720-200-1486 (after hours)

External Resources

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website