PSD updates and COVID-19 plan
In response to COVID-19, the PSD superintendent has announced schools and buildings are closed for the remainder of 2019-20 year - watch her announcement here. PSD students and teachers are engaging in remote learning at this time.
Please note: The PSD school playgrounds are closed at this time. If families choose to use playgrounds during the closure, they should abide by county health guidelines and maintain six feet of physical distance (do not congregate in groups) and wash hands.
- PSD superintendent announces schools, buildings closed remainder of school year
- Governor extends school closures through April 30
- March 30 update: Tech support, special education services and more
- March 26 update: Moving forward with remote learning
See additional past PSD communications below.
For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19 and the number of confirmed cases in Colorado and in the U.S., visit:
PSD COVID-19 plan
Building on best practices and official health recommendations, PSD has developed an infectious illness preparedness and response plan. Please note this information is subject to change as the global outbreak evolves, and the district determines how best to respond to the emergency. This plan was created collaboratively with district staff representing health, facilities, safety/security, and more.
During an outbreak, PSD will follow the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment's lead on any quarantines, closures, or other health measures needed. PSD's focus is always to ensure the safety of students and staff, and, if any of those situations arise, determine how education can continue. PSD will continue its long-standing practices of disinfecting high-touch surfaces and other areas within PSD schools and facilities.
Questions and answers about PSD and COVID-19 are available on the PSD COVID-19 FAQ web page.
Health department coronavirus information
The Larimer County Department of Health and Environment provided this information about coronavirus:
At this time of year, there are many causes of respiratory illnesses, including the common cold and influenza. Symptoms of coronavirus infection include fever, cough and/or shortness of breath. Symptoms usually appear within two to 14 days after being exposed to the virus.
Parents and guardians can help prevent illness by continuing with the same critical practices – for themselves and with their children – as one would during flu season.
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw that tissue away
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects
- Keep kids home if they are sick. Please notify your school if your child is sick and needs to stay home. If possible, please share their symptoms and if they have a positive influenza diagnosis.
More information is available on the Larimer County Department of Health and Environment website.
- March 23- PSD Community Update
- Navigating uncharted territory during a health crisis (superintendent message) - March 19, 2020
- Governor Polis suspends in-person learning through April 17 - March 18, 2020
- March 19 PSD GHH community update
- Food Bank offering grab-and-go lunches at three PSD schools - March 18, 2020
- PSD closure update: food distribution and remote learning opportunities - March 13, 2020
- PSD cancels events, activities and field trips - March 12, 2020
- Preparing for spring break: key COVID-19 information (a message from the superintendent) - March 11, 2020
- PSD cancels district- and school-sponsored out-of-state trips for students and staff through April - March 10, 2020
- PSD monitoring global coronavirus outbreak - Feb. 28, 2020