COVID-19 Information Page

Updates:

March 27th, 2020

Please take some time to watch the following videos from Caryn Gibson, DCSD Superintendent, and Jennifer Craig, MD.

Please also review the following videos:

March 20th, 2020

  • We've released a new parent letter today with information regarding distance learning, activities and more.
  • We've compiled a list of online learning resources, broken down by grade level, for you and your students to use during the school closure. Please see our online learning resources page for more information.

March 18th, 2020

Effective immediately Delta County School District under direction from Governor Polis, is suspending normal in-person instruction until April 17, 2020 as a way to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 virus and to promote the safety of our community.

March 15th, 2020

Effective immediately the Delta County School District and Technical College of the Rockies, with the support of the Delta County Health Department, are closing schools March 16th through March 27th as a way to mitigate the potential spread of COVID-19 virus and to promote the safety of our community.

Delta County School District's HIGHEST priority is the health, safety, and well-being of our students, staff, and families. The pandemic of COVID-19 and the public health crisis forces us to make very difficult decisions. We are in uncharted waters as we do everything within our power to prevent the spread of the virus.

The status of the School District will be re-evaluated on a daily basis, in collaboration with our local partners during the closure to determine when our schools and activities can resume. Please visit our website (deltaschools.com) and FaceBook page for regular updates.

Spanish:

Efectivo inmediatamente el Distrito Escolar del Condado de Delta y el Colegio Técnico de los Rockies, con el apoyo del Centro de Salud del Condado de Delta, estarán cerrando las escuelas del 16 al 27 de Marzo como manera de mitigar la propagación potencial del virus COVID-19 y promover la seguridad de nuestra comunidad.

La prioridad MAYOR del Distrito Escolar del Condado de Delta, es la salud, seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros estudiantes, personal, y familias. La pandemia de COVID-19 y la crisis de la salud pública nos forza a hacer decisiones muy difíciles.Estamos en aguas inexploradas al hacer todo lo posible en nuestro alcance para prevenir la propagación del virus.

El estado del Distrito Escolar será re-evaluado diariamente, en colaboración con nuestros asociados locales durante el cierre para determinar cuando nuestras Escuelas y actividades volverán. Por favor visiten nuestro sitio web (www.deltaschools.com) y la página de FaceBook page para información actualizada.

Resources

Delta County School District has been coordinating with local public health agencies as we monitor the global outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 COVID-19, keeping in close contact with our local health department and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on this subject.

The state of Colorado is monitoring the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. In addition to this recent concern, DCSD would like to remind families to be vigilant about the prevalence of Influenza A and B as well.

Both the influenza virus and coronavirus spread through coughing and sneezing and have similar symptoms of fever, cough, and respiratory illness.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath. These viruses spread through coughing or sneezing, much like the flu. There is no vaccine for COVID-19.

COVID-19

The CDPHE regularly updates their website with testing statistics.

The CDPHE reports:

  • The risk to most people is low at this time
  • People at the greatest risk are those who have recently traveled from China or close contacts to positively diagnosed individuals
  • There are many different kinds of coronaviruses and not all of these are the kind that cause COVID-19
  • If you are displaying symptoms and have recently traveled from China - you should contact a health care provider COVID-19 does spread person-to-person and can range from mild to severe.
 

WHAT YOU CAN DO

As with all upper respiratory infections, good hygiene habits are your first line of defense.

  • Wash your hands frequently or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid close contact with those who appear to be ill or have been positively diagnosed, especially with influenza which is very prevalent in Colorado at this time.
  • Stay home if you are sick
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth if you are sick
  • Disinfect surfaces
  • Get an annual flu vaccine - it's not too late!
 

HOW MANY SECONDS MAKE A GOOD HANDWASHING?

Experts say it takes about 20 seconds for the most effective hand washing, which is about one round of the "ABCs song"
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TALKING TO YOUR CHILDREN ABOUT COVID-19

For information on how to talk to your children about COVID-19, download this information sheet.