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Changes to Mask Requirements and Other Protocols

Changes to Mask Requirements and Other Protocols
Posted on 06/07/2021
COVID face masks

Thanks to the resolve of our entire community, we are pleased to share changes to COVID-related health protocols in Jeffco Public Schools facilities, effective Wednesday, June 9. These changes apply to our summer program operations, and going forward including the 2021-22 school year. These changes align with current public health guidelines.

  • Masks are no longer required at school, indoors or outdoors, for children age 11 and younger and for adults and students 12 and older who are fully vaccinated. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as having received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine plus two weeks, or having received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine plus two weeks. Wearing a mask is optional and will be supported for those who wish to continue to wear masks in this group; however, masks are still required for individuals over the age of 12 who are not fully vaccinated.
  • We encourage our community to consider receiving a vaccine. People who are fully vaccinated are not subject to quarantine should they be exposed to a COVID case in schools. 
  • If a student needs accommodations due to a health condition that prevents them from wearing a mask or receiving the vaccine, the student’s parent/guardian should reach out to the school principal or school nurse to initiate the accommodation process.
  • If a staff member is unable to receive the COVID vaccine due to a health condition, please connect with your direct supervisor or Employee Relations for assistance with the accommodations process. Staff accommodations may result in customized protocols for others working with or learning from the staff member.

It is wonderful to be able to share these changes in our protocols! We did this together. The hard work and dedication of our community has paid off, and we are pleased to return to more “normal” environments in our schools and district facilities. While there may be developments related to COVID over the summer, and we will continue to monitor the pandemic conditions within our community, there is a bright light shining on the coming school year.

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