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COVID-19 Protocol

2023-2024 COVID-19 Guidance for DCSD Schools (PreK-12):

  • The state and local health departments request that people voluntarily cooperate with isolation and quarantine instructions
  • I.E.
    • If you test positive for COVID-19 isolate (stay home) for the first 5 days after the positive test or onset of symptoms.
    • You may return to school if you are A-symptomatic and wear a mask for the remaining 5 days (days 6-10 / Total of 10 days)
  • COVID response will be treated like a routine illness (CDPHE Routine Disease Control).
  • As a school, we require you to be asymptomatic for 24 hours before returning to school/work. WCA Sick policy
  • WCA requests and strongly encourages masking for the entirety of the isolation period for anyone testing positive for COVID-19 who is in the building.
  • Staff will not require testing for students or staff to return to school after an illness.
  • There is no requirement for staff or students who have been exposed to COVID to stay home and quarantine. However, if they are symptomatic it should be treated like a routine illness (see above).

Douglas County School District will continue with the following illness mitigation measures: air purifiers, ventilation, hand washing, and routine cleaning procedures in schools.