When people ask Chris Urbina, Boulder and Broomfield counties’ public health medical officer, the best way to stay safe during the pandemic, he always shares the same list of tried and true virus prevention tips.
It will take all of us working together to keep our schools open.
Please consider taking the following actions:
- Stay home if you feel ill - many positive cases report having very minor symptoms (headache, congestion, a scratchy throat).
Limit interactions outside of your household
If you do have to venture out:
Wear face coverings
Socially distance, whenever possible
Wash your hands often
As we prepare for the return of students to the Boulder Valley School District in January, our partners in public health say the data and research shows that schools are one of the safest places for our students and staff to be during the pandemic, because it is one of the few places in our community where a layered approach to health precautions is being implemented with fidelity on a daily basis
Getting kids back to in-person learning and staying in school is what everyone wants. Safely doing so during this pandemic will continue to take everyone working together, including staff, students, and families.
It will take our entire community coming together to help our students remain in in-person learning.
Many Colorado districts have struggled with a low pool of substitute teachers We are constantly working to recruit more. Only qualified teachers and substitutes can lead instruction and follow lesson plans, etc. The CDE has launched a new temporary substitute teacher license.
Learn more: Colorado Department of Education website
Apply: BVSD substitute application
Classroom Monitor (Temporary Employee)
We are hiring Classroom Monitors to help supervise children, when teachers are quarantined or unable to be in person and are able to provide instruction virtually. The position will pay $15 an hour and requires a background check and a brief training. Our goal is to recruit at least five monitors at each school.
Health Monitor (Volunteer)
We are recruiting volunteers to become Health Monitors. After signing a confidentiality agreement, they will help to check in on kids who have called out sick, gather information about their illness and, if necessary, start the quarantining process, as well as providing information about how to access testing opportunities.