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2023-24 COVID-19

2023-24 COVID-19 Update

Please see Jefferson County Public Health for preventing the spread of COVID-19.

 Schools are still required to report positive cases of staff and students to Jeffco Public Health. Please reach out to your district RN for assistance in reporting any student's positive case. Staff, please report your own positive cases HERE.

The latest JCPH School Setting Guidance is located here. We will continue to provide updates as needed.

If students or staff test positive we strongly recommend that you isolate for 5 days and return to school on day 6. Day 0 is considered the date of either symptom onset or the date of a positive test. Jefferson County Public health continues to also recommend that a well-fitting mask is worn on days 6-10 OR two negative antigen tests to determine when to end mask use.

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MEDICAL HOMEBOUND INSTRUCTION PROGRAM (HIP)

Medical Homebound Instruction Program (HIP): This program serves students who are unable to attend school for an extended time because of a physical and/or emotional health concern. For more information contact your school. (See District Policy IHBF-Homebound Instruction for further information about homebound instruction.)

SECTION 504

Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is Congress’s directive to schools receiving any federal funding to eliminate discrimination based on disability from all aspects of school operation.

Jeffco Public Schools' Department of Health Services support student learning by providing health consultation and resources to support students and their family.

Each school has a District Registered Nurse that consults with students, parents, school staff, and administration to provide optimum school health. Please ask your child’s school for their District RN contact details if your child has a health need that requires support during the school day.

Please notify your school’s RN (not health aide) of any significant health condition that will need intervention at school. Each school also has a school health aide who does day-to-day care of students including: medication, Band-Aids, ice, and minor care.

Please keep your child’s health concerns updated at registration and as conditions change during the school year. It is also critical that we have current contact details so help us by keeping phone numbers updated. Here is advice from Children's Hospital on when to keep your child home from school due to illness and Jeffco's Policy on student illness. Helpful information on the top 20 infectious illness students may contract.

Jeffco Stop the Bleed Protocol

Concussion Protocol


Contact

Margaret Huffman
Director, Department of Health Services
303-982-7251 office
303-982-6676 fax

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