COVID-19 Update Center

COVID-19 Dashboard of Cases 

 

The following dashboard tracks positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 at SVCMS.  We continue to adhere to the health guidance and protocols from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) for students and staff. Families will receive communication whenever a confirmed case impacts their student. 

 

SVCMS will continue to follow the most recent guidance from Boulder County Public Health, Colorado Department of Public Health and Education, and the Centers for Disease Control.

Symptom Screening

SVCMS requests that families continue to be vigilant in monitoring symptoms using the At Home Symptom Screener as a guide.  As long as your student does not have a known exposure, they can use an at-home antigen COVID-19 test to clear most minor symptoms. Students may attend school if an at-home COVID-19 test is negative, and they feel well enough to participate. If your child is presenting symptoms, please complete a COVID-19 test immediately.

 

Students experiencing a fever of 100.4 or higher, diarrhea, or vomiting must follow the school’s regular illness policy and remain home for 24 hours after symptoms resolve. If your child will be missing school due to symptoms, please email attendance@svcmontessori.org and their guide.

Positive COVID-19 Cases

Students that test positive for COVID-19 must be reported to the health clerk, Jobie (jstom@svcmontessori.org), and remain isolated for 5 days from symptom onset or positive test. Positive students may return to the classroom on days 6-10 if the following conditions are met:

  1. Fever-free without fever reducing medication for 24 hours

  2. Symptoms are improving

  3. Can wear a well-fitting N95 (or similar) mask

At-home COVID tests and KN-95 masks are available from the school health clerk. 

Please contact the SVCMS Health Desk if you test positive for COVID-19 OR are a known COVID-19 exposure.

Masking

Students and staff that have tested positive for COVID-19 will be required to wear a mask on days 6-10 if they are released from isolation.

 

Students and staff that have been exposed to COVID-19 within their household or through a high risk activity (such as sleepovers) will be required to complete a COVID-19 test on day 5 after the exposure AND wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.

We appreciate your continued support in maintaining a high level of safety in our community as we shift protocols at school.

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Building Ventilation

Over the summer of 2020, SVCMS conducted a thorough review of our HVAC and ventilation systems and took several steps to improve ventilation across campus, including:

  • Ventilation 

    • Ventilation has been increased above the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) guidelines to improve the introduction of fresh outdoor air into the building to dilute inside air when possible based on outdoor and indoor temperatures and air quality.

    • During occupied hours, the ventilation system is set to pull increased outside air as long as it doesn’t overheat or over-cool the spaces. This also may be adjusted when outdoor air quality conditions (such as forest fire smoke) are bad enough to impact occupant health.

    • The volume of air in rooms is 100% refreshed and filtered at a minimum of 4 and up to-12 times/hour depending on the volume of air being pulled into the building and the size of the zone each HVAC unit services. This could vary throughout the day as temperatures change. 

    • Recirculation of ventilation air will be reduced with the introduction of increased outdoor air.

    • Exhaust fans will operate at all times while occupants are in the buildings. 

  • Air Exchange Prior to Occupancy

    • All buildings are flushed with outside air one hour prior to student occupancy and one hour after occupancy.

  • HVAC, Filters, and Air Purifiers 

    • Merv13 filters installed in all HVAC units.

    • HVAC units were retrofitted with UV germicidal lights where possible.

    • Air Purifiers operating in all classrooms with H13 Hepa and True Hepa filtration. 

  • Monitoring

    • Constant monitoring of the performance of the systems, as well as, performing all scheduled maintenance and filter replacements.