Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

In an effort to keep schools updated on the COVID-19 virus, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Local Public Health Agencies (LPHA) and our communities to provide updated information about COVID-19. Visit the CDPHE Website for Information on the Outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Zoom & Click Interactive Map: US Schools & Local Health Contacts

The website features an interactive map showing all U.S. schools and local health contacts. Use the zoom-and-click map of the homepage of the website to explore any school district or county in the nation and bring up information about any public school, private school, Head Start program, community college, 4-year college or university. Local health contacts on the map include hospitals, community health centers, mental health treatment facilities, and drug and alcohol treatment facilities. School Safety Network was created and is maintained in Colorado by School Safety Partners.

Parental/Guardian Guidelines for Helping Your Child/Children Cope With all the Changes Related to COVID-19

Click on below resources to expand/collapse for a list of compiled educational information during COVID-19:

Also, continue to follow the CDC guidelines of:

  1. Wash your hands often with soap and water
  2. Cover coughs and sneezes
  3. Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects
  4. Stay home if you are sick.  Call your doctor before going to their office. 
  5. Avoid close contact with other people (Keep a distance of at least 10 feet)
  6. Follow the “How Sick is Too Sick” guidelines from CDPHE for school communities

Remote Learning Precautions

As students across the state transition to remote learning, concerns arise regarding our ability to manage their communications, as well as our inability to have face-to-face contact with those who are most vulnerable. The Center is in communication with child-serving agencies who are considering how to protect students in less-than-ideal social isolation. The CSSRC Staff have compiled some tips to push out to your staff, students, and families to aid in that effort.

Answers to Questions about Mailing Student Medications

As some schools are starting to cancel for the rest of the year due to COVID-19, the question of safely/legally returning student medications if families don't come and pick them up has been raised. Can the medications be sent through the mail? Sarah Blumenthal, CO Nurse Consultant shares information on student medications: