While Jefferson County is still under a safer-at-home order, the county offices have re-opened. On May 25, Governor Polis announced changes to the Safer-at-home order, including allowing restaurants to open at 50% capacity, as well as children’s day camps and youth sports camps being able to open as of yesterday, June 1.
Jefferson County has amended its local safer-at-home order to align with the state.
The Colorado Department of Education has announced draft guidance for how school can safely open in the fall. You can find the Planning the 2020-21 School Year: Framework and Toolkit for School and District Leaders document here. Keep in mind that this is a working document and will be updated to reflect any new public health orders as time moves forward through this pandemic. The top priority of the toolkit is to keep students and educators healthy. At the same time, children must continue learning. The document includes sections on operational issues including health screenings, passing periods, cafeteria operations, buses, and suggestions regarding supporting a blended approach to learning through both in-person and online instruction.
The toolkit will also be adjusted based on feedback from districts and school leaders, teachers, students, education organizations, and advocates. The Department of Education is requesting public feedback on the toolkit through this feedback form.