What happens when someone (staff or student) tests positive for COVID-19?
If there is a confirmed positive COVID-19 test in a cohort (staff or student), Mapleton Public Schools will work closely with Tri-County Health Department to:
- Isolate the person with COVID-19.
- Quarantine close contacts or cohorts exposed at the school (or bus).
- Track and monitor for additional cases after exposures.
- Implement infection control measures.
Mapleton will follow the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) quarantine protocols.
How will parents be notified if their child needs to quarantine?
Tri-County Health Department and Mapleton Public Schools will work together on communication and messaging to parents and staff. If a cohort should need to quarantine, parents can expect an immediate and personal call from their child's teacher or school director, as well as an email with additional information about quarantine procedures and remote learning. A draft of the letter families may receive is available here. Learn more about remote learning in Mapleton.
What protocols will be in place to trace potential infections?
Mapleton Public Schools is working closely with public health leaders at Tri-County Health to monitor and trace potential infections. Learn more about Tri-County's contact tracing efforts.