Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Important Notice to Parents
Denver Public Schools (DPS) is actively communicating with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) and with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Right now, this virus is not spreading in the United States, Colorado has no cases of the disease, and the vast majority of Americans have a low risk of exposure.
We are still taking this health threat very seriously, continuing to monitor schools for outbreaks, and regularly disinfecting schools during and after school hours. When there are respiratory or gastrointestinal outbreaks, DPS school nurses and school leaders will use the existing illness outbreak processes to track illnesses, notify health department officials, disinfect schools, and notify staff and parents. We are also advising parents do not send your child to school if they may be sick. Keeping your sick child home will be a great benefit for the health and wellness of all students and staff.
What You Need to Know
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a type of virus that causes diseases of varying severities, ranging from the common cold to more serious respiratory disease.
How is it spread?
What are the symptoms?
What can I do?
The outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is changing rapidly. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CDPHE are providing updated information:
If you have general questions about 2019-nCoV please call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org. Answers are available in English, Spanish, Mandarin, and more.