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    The Cherry Creek School District worked with county and state health experts to develop plans to provide in-person learning and protect the health of students, staff and families, even as the COVID-19 conditions and guidelines continue to change. Our goal is to do everything possible to maintain in-person learning for our students. 

     

    mask iconMask Wearing

    Starting Monday, February 7, masks will be strongly encouraged, but not required, for students and staff in the Cherry Creek School District.

    Vaccination continues to be the most effective strategy for preventing the spread of COVID-19 and serious illness or hospitalization from the virus. You can find information about where to get the vaccine or booster here. Schools have KN95 and surgical-grade masks available for students or staff who want them.

     

    vaccine iconCOVID-19 Vaccinations

    The COVID-19 vaccine is the best way to protect yourself, your family, our students and our community from the COVID-19 virus. At this time, all people who are 6 months old or older can receive the COVID-19 vaccine at no charge. Booster shots are available for anyone 12 and older who is five months past their second vaccine does. Please take advantage of the vaccination resources listed on our website to schedule a vaccine appointment for you or your child. 

     

    test tube iconCOVID-19 Testing

     We will be providing ongoing testing availability at our ISF location. Testing through COVID Check is available to students, staff and families, and our community at large at no cost.

    ** Due to a large increase in testing appointments at COVIDCheck Colorado, if you have symptoms please schedule your test appointment ahead of time and arrive on time for your appointment.

     

    students iconAdditional Layered Prevention Strategies

    New Isolation Guidance for Positive Cases

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) issued new guidance regarding isolation periods for people who test positive for COVID-19. In the updated guidance, people with COVID-19 can isolate for 5 days instead of 10, followed by 5 days of wearing a mask around other people if they are asymptomatic or have greatly improved symptoms after day 5 of isolation. For staff and students, that means that if they test positive for COVID and are asymptomatic on day 5, that person can return to work/school on day 6 and wear a mask in compliance with the county mask mandate.

    The shortened isolation period was “motivated by science demonstrating that the majority of SARS-CoV-2 transmission occurs early in the course of illness, generally in the 1-2 days prior to onset of symptoms and the 2-3 days after,” the CDC said.

    For information about the new guidance, including quarantine guidance for people exposed to the virus, visit this CDPHE webpage.

    CCSD will use a series of overlapping prevention strategies to protect student and staff health this year. The district will:

    • Promote vaccination and offer access to vaccines for families who choose to have their eligible students receive it – more information here;
    • Ongoing no-cost COVID-19 testing for students, staff and community;
    • Communicate known positive COVID-19 cases to Tri County Health Department so that they can contact trace with families appropriately;
    • Sustain positive airflow through ventilation systems in schools;
    • Continue high-touch cleanings in buses and high-traffic areas of schools;
    • Reinforce handwashing with students and staff; and
    • Reinforce the importance of students and staff staying home if sick or experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms.

     

    Additional Resources

    View the vaccination rate for Arapahoe County and the entire Tri-County Health Department region here: https://www.tchd.org/893/COVID-19-Vaccine-Data

    General information about COVID-19 from Tri County Health Department:  https://www.tchd.org/818/Coronavirus-COVID-19

    Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s COVID-19 website: https://covid19.colorado.gov/

    Click here to view the CCSD 2020-21 Forward Together plan

Last Modified on June 23, 2022