Dear DPS Community,
As we head toward the first week of a new school year, the health of our DPS community remains our top priority. Returning to indoor environments among other people inherently presents a risk for transmission of any disease. Although the pandemic may seem behind us, COVID-19 is not gone entirely from Denver, or anywhere your summer travels took you.
Remember, there are important actions we can all take to help keep ourselves, our colleagues, our students, and our community healthy.
If you test positive for COVID-19, isolate yourself by staying home for five days. Day zero is the day you start having symptoms or the day you test positive.
You may end isolation on day five if:
- You have no symptoms, or your symptoms are improving and
- You are fever-free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medications
After you have ended the isolation and you are feeling better, wear a high-quality mask (e.g., KN95, N95) through day 10. If your symptoms are not improving and/or you have a fever, isolate until day 10.
Here are a few helpful resources:
- Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – What to Do if You Were Exposed to COVID-19
- How Sick Is Too Sick (English), ¿Qué tan enfermo es demasiado enfermo? (Español)
- Where to Report – DPS staff should self-report a positive COVID-19 test
If you have questions about COVID-19 protocols and prevention strategies, please contact your school nurse or DPS Nursing and Student Health Services at 720-423-1416.
Thank you for your continued effort to keep the DPS community healthy and ready to learn.
Dr. Alex Marrero