Monitoring Coronavirus - what you need to know

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 11:00am

District working in close contact with state and local health partners

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Adams 12 Five Star Schools is working closely with our local and state health partners as we monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) internationally. 

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 website.

The Five Star District is prepared

The Five Star District has been in close contact with our local and state health partners, including the Tri-County Health Department, Broomfield Health and Environment and CDPHE. The school district has a pandemic 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.

In the event of an outbreak in our community, we would follow our public health partners’ lead on any quarantines, closures or other health measures as necessary. As always, our focus is to ensure the safety of all students and staff, and continue education with minimal disruption.  

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.    

Stay Healthy

We’d like to reiterate that our local and state health partners currently report that the risk of COVID-19 to our community is low at this time. Regardless, during this time of year, there are many causes of respiratory illness and it’s an important reminder to practice good hygiene habits to stay healthy and avoid the spread of illness:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.

  • Stay home when 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. 

It can be challenging knowing whether your child is too ill to go to school. A great resource for families is our When is sick too sick for school? document that outlines symptoms to consider when choosing to stay home.  

The Health Services portion of the district website has additional information on how to promote prevention. 

We appreciate your partnership in supporting the health and safety of our school communities.