RCS Health Services

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Resurrection Christian School has been coordinating with local public health agencies as we monitor the global outbreak of Coronavirus (COVD-19), keeping in close contact with Larimer County Department of Health and Environment (LCDHE), and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) as this situation continues to evolve.

 

RCS Return to School Guidance

Note: This guidance is NOT intended for cases or close contacts of COVID-19. A confirmed COVID-19 case or close contact should follow public health isolation or quarantine instructions for return to school/work. 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment recently released new guidance for K-12 schools to guide response to the COVID-19 pandemic. RCS Health Services department has reviewed the new guidance, which is now in effect and outlines when staff and students can return to work and school.

Critical symptoms: 
  • Loss of taste or smell 

Critical symptom response:  

  • Follow home isolation for 10 days following symptom onset AND be 24 hours fever free without use of fever-reducing meds before returning to school.
  • COVID-19 test recommended.
Major symptoms: 
  • Feeling feverish, having chills, temperature of 100.4 F or greater 
  • New or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

Major symptom response:  

  • If symptoms resolve within 24 hours of onset and stay resolved an additional 24 hours, return to school. (48 hours total)
  • If symptoms DO NOT resolve within 24 hours, either:
    • Follow home isolation for 10 days following symptom onset AND 24 hours fever free without use of fever-reducing meds before returning to school.
    • Get a polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, COVID-19 test. If test is negative, return to school once symptom-free for 24 hours. If positive, follow home isolation for 10 days following symptom onset AND 24 hours fever free without use of fever-reducing meds before returning to school.
Minor symptoms:
  • Sore throat 
  • Runny nose or congestion 
  • Muscle or body aches 
  • Headache 
  • Fatigue 
  • Nausea, vomiting 
  • Diarrhea 

Minor symptom response: 

  • If symptoms resolve within 24 hours of onset and stay resolved an additional 24 hours, return to school. (48 hours total)
  • If symptoms resolve within 48 hours of onset and stay resolved an additional 24 hours, return to school. (72 hours total)
  • If symptoms DO NOT resolve within 48 hours, either:
    • Follow home isolation for 10 days following symptom onset AND 24 hours fever free without use of fever-reducing meds before returning to school.
    • Get a polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, COVID-19 test. If test is negative, return to school once symptom-free for 24 hours. If positive, follow home isolation for 10 days following symptom onset AND 24 hours fever free without use of fever-reducing meds before returning to school.

If there are questions about when a student can return to school, the RCS school nurse or health staff will make that determination. 

Information from Larimer County Health Department

 

  • Individual risk depends on exposure. People in communities where ongoing community spread of COVID-19 has been reported are at an elevated — though still relatively low — risk of exposure.

  • Current public health efforts are focused on containing spread of this virus and mitigating the impact of this virus.

  • We encourage residents to take everyday actions to help prevent infection from COVID-19, including:

    • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water.

    • Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when coughing and sneezing, throw the tissue away and then wash your hands.

    • Avoid touching your face including your eyes, nose and mouth.

    • Disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces, like door knobs and your phone.

    • Avoid being around anyone with cold- or flu-like symptoms.

    • If you are sick, stay home and away from public places.

    • CDC does not recommend that people who are well wear a facemask to protect themselves from respiratory diseases. The masks are used to keep people who are sick from spreading it to others.

  • Individuals and organizations are encouraged to prepare for the possibility of a COVID-19 outbreak in our community. Here are tips for preparing at home, at work, at large gatherings and more.

Understanding the Novel Coronavirus

Watch this short video to learn more about COVID-19.

Handwashing 101

Cleaning hands with soap and water is one of the most important steps you can take to avoid getting sick.