D38 COVID-19 Safe In-person Instruction and Protocols
D38 has operated in an in-person mode since the 2021-2022 school year. We continue to monitor trends and work in partnership with El Paso County Public Health to serve our students in the best way possible. Please see our plan and protocols to remain in-person below.
While mask usage is encouraged, they are not required for any individual inside our school buildings. D38 will promote and ensure a supportive and welcoming environment for all those who choose to wear a mask.
Physical Distancing, Cohorting, Cleaning
We will not enforce any physical distancing or cohorting measures, but we encourage our staff, students and visitors to maintain respectful and appropriate physical distance. We will continue to encourage impactful personal hygiene practices, such as frequent hand-washing and sanitizing while we resume our traditional schedule of cleaning and sanitizing our buildings and campuses.
Public health officials recommend all eligible individuals receive the COVID-19 vaccine. D38 will not mandate the vaccine among staff or students and will not require student or staff notification of vaccination status.
Isolation of COVID-Positive Cases & Quarantines
For isolation cases in the event of a positive COVID-19 test, the recommended time for isolation is five days, followed by five days of wearing a mask when around others.
To avoid any disruptions to our operations, we recommend following all El Paso County Public Health Guidelines. If you’re looking for a way to contribute, please consider becoming a substitute teacher.
Please consider reading these resources from El Paso County Public Health:
(Last Updated 11/28/22)
Below you will find some of the latest information from the Center for Disease Control, the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment, and additional resources regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19). According to the CDC, the best way to prevent illness is to avoid exposure to this virus. However, the following preventative measures are recommended to help prevent the spread of respiratory diseases:
Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
Stay home when you are sick.
Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom; before eating; and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
At the March 14 Board of Education meeting, D38 announced it would no longer maintain a COVID-19 dashboard due to the small number of cases in the district. The district will evaluate that decision should the COVID landscape change moving forward.
You can see our final 2021-2022 COVID situational update here.
The resources listed above are provided for informational purposes only and are not endorsed by LPSD.