COVID-19 Update

COVID-19
Posted on 03/06/2020
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The Douglas County School District (DCSD) is closely monitoring the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in regard to future field trips and staff travel.

In alignment with current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), we will not approve field trips or staff professional development travel to areas that fall under a Level 3 Travel Health Notice. This includes the following areas:
  • China
  • Italy
  • South Korea
  • For domestic travel, we will also not approve field trips to Washington state.

Looking Forward

DCSD will continue to closely monitor the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) for all other future domestic field trips, including those to California, Florida, and Maryland. We will provide updates as needed.

In the case of a major Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, DCSD would follow the Tri-County Health Department’s lead on any quarantines, closures, or other health measures needed. Our focus would first be on ensuring the safety of students and staff, and then on how education would continue, whether that be via electronic/remote systems, making up missed school days at a later date or other options that may arise as we work with the Colorado Department of Education.

We recommend that parents begin to make arrangements for childcare so that is ready in the case that we need to close some or all of our schools.

Any decisions to close DCSD schools will be made on a case-by-case basis, and we will be following guidance from Tri-County Health Department as we make these decisions.

We will continue to provide you with updates as we have them.

Thank you,

Douglas County School District
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