COVID-19 Protocol Updates

COVID-19 Protocol Updates
Posted on 01/10/2022
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At this evening’s meeting, the Board of Education voted 5-0 to modify the district’s COVID-19 protocols. Effective Thursday, Jan. 13, the district will move from masks required to masks recommended in all district facilities.  


The district's top priority through its COVID-19-response efforts has been and will continue to be in-person education in safe and healthy school environments. 


Masks

While masks are recommended, there are three exceptions:

  1. Positive Case Rate Triggers: If any school or district building reaches five (5) percent of students and staff with positive COVID-19 cases, that building will mask for five (5) calendar days or until the positive case rate for that building drops below five (5) percent. If an elementary classroom has five (5) or more positive cases, that class will mask for five (5) days. 

  2. School Buses: Students and staff are still required to wear face masks on school buses, per federal health order.

  3. Accommodations: Masking may be required in individualized circumstances as an accommodation under the ADA, Section 504, or the IDEA. Families needing accommodations should work with their school nurse. 


Students, staff, and volunteers should continue to bring masks to school in the event they may be needed. 


Immunizations

Children ages 5 and older are eligible to receive the Pfizer vaccine. View vaccine locations and providers available throughout Weld County.


Bullying

The district has a zero-tolerance policy for bullying, and this extends to those who choose, or not, to wear a mask or vaccination status. The district's goal is to create a safe and secure school environment. If a student experiences bullying, please speak with their school’s administration team or report it to safe2tell.org


Partnership

Our efforts to curb COVID-19 will only be effective with family partnership. Please continue to keep students home when exhibiting illness symptoms




The district will continue to monitor COVID-19 data in its schools and community each week, and will consult with the Weld County Department of Public Health & Environment, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, and other agencies as we navigate this ongoing pandemic. 


As with any pandemic response, protocols may change at any point in time to best reduce the spread of this illness or as new information emerges. The district's first priority is the continuity of in-person learning for our students. 


For feedback or questions, please contact engage@weldre4.org.