Denver, Colorado 2021-07-21 15:27:16 –
Uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 virus is an obstacle for both districts and parents as the entire Denver-Colorado district prepares for in-class learning to resume this fall.
To help the school district overcome some of the turmoil, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) released a set of guidelines on Wednesday to return to face-to-face learning, which strongly recommends continued use of masks.
Title guidelines Roadmap to face-to-face learningCovers other protocols such as social distance, cohorting, testing and ventilation. The district does not have to follow the guidelines. However, many of them said they were working with CDPHE to determine the safety protocols needed for the 2021-22 academic year.
One of the main concerns for parents is the obligation to mask. So far, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Vaccinated teachers and students say they don’t need to wear masks Inside the school building, unvaccinated people should continue to wear them.
However, the CDPHE guidelines strongly recommend that children over the age of 3 continue to wear masks, regardless of vaccination status.
Recent News on Emergency Use Authorization for COVID-19 Vaccine in Children Under 12 Years May come from early winter to midwinter Health professionals are worried about the potential for delta variants to spread to unvaccinated children once school begins.
Denver 7 Reached out to seven school districts Throughout the Denver Metro area, we will discuss mask planning and what COVID-19 will do when school reopens.
When it comes to wearing masks, they also work with their health partners, and the general consensus is to share information with parents before school begins. Douglas County has already stated that students and staff do not need masks. Denver Public School said the use of masks could continue at the beginning of the school year. The Boulder Valley School District said masks are unlikely to be mandatory.
Another problem seen in the previous school year was the confusion caused by cohorting and quarantine requirements. CDPHE addresses this in its guidelines, “Supporting effective cohorting models and protocols to minimize classroom disruption, and researching more effective ways to minimize quarantine disruption. We recommend that you continue.
Quarantine guidance employs a “targeted contact identification” approach that can identify students, educators, and staff who do not belong to a small cohort, based on the determination of close contact with identified cases. We recommend that to the district. In addition, the state recently adopted the CDC option to reduce quarantine.
Teacher testing, contact tracing, and vaccination prioritization are also included in the roadmap.
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