Dear Englewood Schools Community,
Thanks to the resolve of our entire community, we are pleased to share changes to COVID-related health protocols in Englewood Schools facilities, effective Thursday, July 1. These changes apply to our summer program operations, and going forward including the 2021-22 school year, provided state-level guidance remains the same. These changes are in response to current public health guidelines.
- Temperature and health screenings are no longer required at the entrance of Englewood Schools buildings. In lieu of screenings, we ask staff and families to utilize this home-screening tool and review the guidance from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE).
- Masks are no longer required at school, indoors or outdoors, for children age 11 and younger and for adults and students 12 and older who are fully vaccinated. “Fully vaccinated” is defined as having received both doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine plus two weeks, or having received the one-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine plus two weeks. Wearing a mask is optional and will be supported for those who wish to continue to wear masks in this group; however, masks are still required for individuals over the age of 12 who are not fully vaccinated.
- As of now, quarantine protocols are still required by CDPHE for unvaccinated individuals if there is a COVID exposure at school. Englewood Schools will continue to follow quarantine protocols as defined by CDPHE Guidance for Schools until new guidelines are determined by CDPHE.
- We encourage our community to consider receiving a vaccine. Individuals who are fully vaccinated are not subject to quarantine should they be exposed to a COVID case in schools. Englewood Schools will be collecting proof of vaccination for individuals so we can exclude them from quarantine if necessary. Providing this information is voluntary and not required to attend or work in our schools. Tri-County Health has a list of COVID-19 vaccine sites here.
Thank you to our community for your hard work in following COVID protocols last school year. It is exciting that we can now return to a more “normal” school experience! We continue to monitor guidance and will keep our community updated on any changes that may occur as we get closer to the fall.
Wendy Rubin, Ed.D.