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Care for Staff and Students Who Become Ill at School


Care for Staff and Students Who Become Ill at School: PHO 20-38- Effective May 2, 2021, and expires May 15, 2021

Although caring for staff and students who become ill at school frequently occurs in schools, the information below is designed to support schools in making decisions on how to care for individuals who may exhibit COVID-like symptoms. 

Schools and child care shall work with their local public health agencies as COVID-19 cases occur, and shall follow the CDPHE guidance for Cases and Outbreaks in Schools and Child Care.


Guidance provides recommendations for “how to” implement a statute or rule. These recommendations in this toolkit are based on best practice and provide direction for how to operationalize the requirements set forth in various executive orders and public health orders. All efforts should be made to follow the recommendations when feasible.