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Important Health Update from 9-R

This work is done collaboratively with district staff representing health, facilities, safety/security, and more. Additionally, 9-R has a robust crisis management plan and team that would be activated in case of any emergency situation. 9-R will continue its long-standing practices of disinfecting high-touch surfaces and other areas within schools and facilities.

During an outbreak the district would follow SJBPH’s lead on any quarantines, closures, or other health measures needed. Our focus has been on how to ensure the safety of students and staff, and how education can continue if any of those situations were to arise.

The following information has been issued by SJBPH, with more available online at https://sjbpublichealth.org/coronavirus/.

The risk to most people in Colorado is low at this time, according to the CDC. People who are at greatest risk for getting the virus are:

  • Those who have traveled to China recently; and,
  • People in close contact with individuals who are exhibiting symptoms (see below).

At this time of year, there are many causes of respiratory illnesses, including the common cold and influenza. Symptoms of coronavirus infection include fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.

Parents and guardians can help by continuing to implement the same critical practices – themselves and with their children – as would be followed during flu season.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (at least 20 seconds)
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Stay away from sick people
  • Stay home/keep kids home if they are sick. Please notify your school if your child needs to stay home sick and, if possible, communicate their symptoms. If they have a positive influenza diagnosis, please also share that information.

We will be working closely with local, state and national health officials to monitor this situation and will provide additional communication as it is available.

For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease Control website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.  There is also a recent press release from SJBPH attached below.

Sincerely,

Dan Snowberger - Superintendent  

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