Denver, Jeffco districts won’t do public notifications of new coronavirus cases

Chalkbeat Colorado: As the number of cases grows, Colorado’s largest school districts say they will not do public notifications if a member of a school community tests positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.

However, if staff members working in a role that includes public contact, such as meal distribution, were to test positive, other team members would be notified, and the site would likely be changed, officials said.

For many students and staff members, March 13 was the last day they had close contact with each other. This Friday would represent two weeks from that point. However, some schools were open more recently for students to retrieve belongings or for staff to prepare for remote learning. School custodians continue to clean buildings, and workers and volunteers continue to distribute meals.

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