COVID protocols changing as of Feb. 16th.
Dear Parents, Staff, Students and Community,
Colorado Department of Health and Environment has begun communications regarding COVID-19 response transitioning to a “routine disease control model”. Lake County
Government with Lake County Public Health support has already begun steps in this direction as well as they removed the mask mandates for their staff at the end of last week. In considering these recommendations, we will begin the following transition to routine disease control as long as cases and hospitalizations remain at a moderate or less level for COVID-19 or any new variants, beginning February 16, 2022:
- Masks will be recommended not required in our schools and at our events as CDC continues to recommend the use of masks in schools. We will support personal choice of the use of masks for those who wish to continue this practice.
- Case-investigation of COVID-19 will return to a “typical routine disease control model” which will be the same we do for other infectious diseases such as flu, etc.
- If students have a fever 100.4 or above, students will need to remain at home until the student has been fever free for 24 hours.
- Students who test positive for COVID-19 will need to follow public health’s guidance for isolation.
- COVID testing is recommended for students/staff who have COVID like symptoms. The district will continue to provide COVID testing upon request.
- Outbreaks of infectious diseases including COVID-19 will be reported to public health and we will work with public health on a recommended response.
- Individual case investigation and contact tracing will be handled by public health.
- Quarantine of students and staff will be under the guidance and consultation of public health.
Lake County School District