The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) is emphasizing a “routine disease control model” for addressing the impact of COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses/infectious diseases on schools. A routine disease control model for COVID-19 more closely aligns COVID-19 efforts with public health response strategies used for other infectious diseases (influenza, norovirus, strep, etc.) in schools.
Routine Disease Control Strategies:
- Staying home when sick using Colorado’s How Sick Is Too Sick guidance
- Testing when symptomatic
- Monitoring for increases in illness and absenteeism
- Working w/ local public health
- Follow isolation requirements for students and staff who are ill or have tested positive for COVID-19.
- Report positive cases to Local Public Health Agency
- Consult your Local Public Health Agency for additional guidance
Postsecondary & School Support Coordinator
Infectious Disease Control Information and Resources
Mitigation Planning & Response
- CDPHE Practical Guide for Operationalizing CDC’s School Guidance
- CDE COVID-19 Resources for Schools
- Ordering Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Free masks for schools available through the State of Colorado’s Masks for Colorado Schools program
- CDPHE Guidance for Wearing Masks
- CSI ADVISORY BULLETIN: Masks and Mask Exemptions for the Start of the 2022-23 School Year
Click here to take the SY22-23 CSI COVID-19 Impact Survey.
- This form can be utilized to identify COVID-19 related supports and questions requested by schools.
- This form is required to be completed if at least one of the following scenarios occur:
- Closure due to COVID-19 cases and/or the whole school/campus shifts to online learning
- All closures also need to be reported to Data Manager, Julie Eddy (JulieEddy@csi.state.co.us) for school calendar tracking purposes.
- CSI COVID-19 Finance and HR Resources
- CDE Federal COVID Education Funding
- CSI SY 22-23 Remote Learning Guidance
- CDE COVID-19 Policy Guidance
- CDE School Transportation
- Employers Council