Jefferson County Head Start is going above and beyond to keep our children, families, and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Some of the precautions we are taking for the 2022-2023 school year are:
August, 2022 Update: The Office of Head Start (OHS) will not be monitoring programs regarding the use of masks by parents, children, or staff. Until a final ruling is made by OHS regarding a mandate for mask wearing, Jefferson County Head Start does recommend mask wearing but will also honor everyone’s choice in the matter.
On August 16, 2021, Jeffco Public Health issued Public Health Order 21-002 for schools and child care centers. This order mandates that students 2+, staff, and visitors must wear masks at all times while indoors, unless eating and distanced, or napping. Masks are provided to children and adults if needed. Masking is not required outdoors.
Public Health Order 21-002 mandates that all school and child care staff be vaccinated against COVID-19, or that they complete routine weekly COVID testing if they are unvaccinated. This order also requires any individuals with COVID-19 symptoms to present a negative COVID-19 PCR test result before being permitted to return to our facilities.
Outdoor drop-off and pick-ups, reducing the number of people in our buildings
New air purifiers in every classroom and workspace
Touch-free faucets and toilets, minimizing the amount of contact people have with those typically high-touch surfaces
Outdoor activities are encouraged as much as possible. Kids can learn so much by playing outside and experiencing the world around them!