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.