Updated Mask Guidance & COVID Protocols
Dear Englewood Schools Community,
Thanks to the resolve of our entire community, we are pleased to share changes to COVID-related health protocols in Englewood Schools facilities, effective Thursday, July 1. These changes apply to our summer program operations, and going forward including the 2021-22 school year, provided state-level guidance remains the same. These changes are in response to current public health guidelines.
- Temperature and health screenings are no longer required at the entrance of Englewood Schools buildings. In lieu of screenings, we ask staff and families to utilize this home-screening tool and review the guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
- 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.
- As of now, quarantine protocols are still required by CDPHE for unvaccinated individuals if there is a COVID exposure at school. Englewood Schools will continue to follow quarantine protocols as defined by CDPHE Guidance for Schools until new guidelines are determined by CDPHE.
- We encourage our community to consider receiving a vaccine. Individuals who are fully vaccinated are not subject to quarantine should they be exposed to a COVID case in schools. Englewood Schools will be collecting proof of vaccination for individuals so we can exclude them from quarantine if necessary. Providing this information is voluntary and not required to attend or work in our schools. Tri-County Health has a list of COVID-19 vaccine sites here.
Thank you to our community for your hard work in following COVID protocols last school year. It is exciting that we can now return to a more “normal” school experience! We continue to monitor guidance and will keep our community updated on any changes that may occur as we get closer to the fall.
Wendy Rubin, Ed.D.
Resources to Help Families and Caregivers
New Arapahoe County Health Order - Oct. 16, 2020
Arapahoe County has issued the following health order:
1. Personal gatherings are limited to no more than 10 individuals. Nothing in this order prohibits the gathering of members living in the same household.
2. Restaurants and bars as permitted to operate per CDPHE Order 20-35 shall cease alcohol beverage sales to end consumers for on-premises consumption and for takeout at 11:00 P.M.
3. All Non-Critical Office-Based Businesses are encouraged to further increase remote work options and reduce in-person work to the greatest extent possible.
Feeling Stressed During these Times?
AllHealth Network is here to listen free of charge.
Contact them at 720-707-6789 or visit ALLHEALTHNETWORK.ORG/COLORADO-SPIRIT
Parenting Resources during COVID-19
Linked here are six strategies to help parents with their children during this time of confinement. Strategies include: one-on-one time, staying positive, creating a daily routine, avoiding bad behavior, managing stress and talking about COVID-19.
Health and Mental Wellness Resources
This can be a stressful and scary time for everyone. Feeling prepared and knowing what you can do to help you and your family stay well are some ways to help minimize stress. This resource for parents/caregivers provides ways for families to prepare as well as how to help children from different age groups cope with what is going on. If you think you are having symptoms of COVID-19, please follow these guidelines from CDC. These resources from Tri-County health can also help you stay informed and reduce the risk of spreading or catching COVID-19. Additional mental health and food resources can be accessed here.
As a reminder, Safe2Tell is a resource students can access right away if they have worries or concerns about themselves or a friend.
Resources for Undocumented Communities
This document contains information about healthcare, food, and other resources for undocumented communities. On the last tab are fundraisers allies can donate to if they are so inclined.
Resources from the City of Englewood
Find local information and resources for businesses and residents by checking out the City of Englewood's COVID resource page.
If you've lost your job, this website will help you get unemployment benefits and start looking for work.