9R School district updates (Mar.20)

We will be collecting 9R School District updates as they arrive.

9-R Rolls Out Remote Meal Services to Support Families

https://www.durangoschools.org/apps/news/article/1190889


The school district will provide access to breakfast and lunch in take-home packages at central pickup sites for all families in Durango as a continued support for families during school closures. This food option begins on Wednesday, March 25, 2020. 


These sites include remote bus stops as well as in-town locations and pick up will be on a daily basis. Any child from age 0-18 years will be eligible to pick up breakfast and lunch at these established locations at designated times for pick up. 


The child must be present to pick up a meal.


With the emergency declaration, there is no qualification other than age on accessing these meals and is available to families who do not attend 9-R as well. Please be sure to share information about this service with families who may not be a 9-R family but could benefit from this service. A survey is on our website at durangoschools.org on our Coronavirus page to request these meal services. 


Please complete the survey by 5pm on Friday, March 20, 2020 

in order to receive meals March 25-27th. 


{These surveys will be repeated weekly.}


Click here fore more information.

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El distrito escolar proporcionará acceso a desayuno y almuerzo en paquetes para llevar a casa en los sitios de recogida central para todas las familias en Durango como un apoyo continuo para las familias durante el cierre de las escuelas. Estos sitios incluyen paradas de autobús remotas, así como ubicaciones en la ciudad. 


Cualquier niño de entre 0 y 18 años será elegible para recoger el desayuno y el almuerzo en estos lugares establecidos a las horas designadas para recogerlo. El niño debe estar presente para recoger una comida. Con la declaración de emergencia, no hay otra calificación que no sea la edad para acceder a estas comidas y está disponible para las familias que tampoco asisten a 9-R. 


Asegúrese de compartir información sobre este servicio con familias que pueden no ser una familia 9-R pero que podrían beneficiarse de este servicio. Hay una encuesta en nuestro sitio web en durangoschools.org en nuestra página de Coronavirus para solicitar estos servicios de comidas. Complete la encuesta antes de las 5 p.m.del viernes 20 de marzo de 2020 para recibir comidas del 25 al 27 de marzo. 


Haga clic aquí para más información

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IMPORTANT HEALTH UPDATE FROM 9-R


Dear 9-R Families,

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement this week advising communities to prepare for a domestic outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. To-date, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colorado.


Building on best practices and official health recommendations, 9-R is updating its Emergency Operations Plan in concert with San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) to ensure current best practices are reflected in our response plan.


Dear 9-R Families,

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a statement this week advising communities to prepare for a domestic outbreak of COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus. To-date, there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colorado.

Building on best practices and official health recommendations, 9-R is updating its Emergency Operations Plan in concert with San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) to ensure current best practices are reflected in our response plan.


This work is done collaboratively with district staff representing health, facilities, safety/security, and more. Additionally, 9-R has a robust crisis management plan and team that would be activated in case of any emergency situation. 9-R will continue its long-standing practices of disinfecting high-touch surfaces and other areas within schools and facilities.


During an outbreak the district would follow SJBPH’s lead on any quarantines, closures, or other health measures needed. Our focus has been on how to ensure the safety of students and staff, and how education can continue if any of those situations were to arise.

The following information has been issued by SJBPH, with more available online at https://sjbpublichealth.org/coronavirus/.


The risk to most people in Colorado is low at this time, according to the CDC. People who are at greatest risk for getting the virus are:

  • Those who have traveled to China recently; and,
  • People in close contact with individuals who are exhibiting symptoms (see below).

At this time of year, there are many causes of respiratory illnesses, including the common cold and influenza. Symptoms of coronavirus infection include fever, cough and/or shortness of breath.


Parents and guardians can help by continuing to implement the same critical practices – themselves and with their children – as would be followed during flu season.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water (at least 20 seconds)
  • Cover coughs and sneezes
  • Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects
  • Stay away from sick people
  • Stay home/keep kids home if they are sick. Please notify your school if your child needs to stay home sick and, if possible, communicate their symptoms. If they have a positive influenza diagnosis, please also share that information.

We will be working closely with local, state and national health officials to monitor this situation and will provide additional communication as it is available.


For the most up-to-date information on COVID-19, please visit the Centers for Disease 

Control website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.  There is also a recent press release from SJBPH attached below.


Sincerely,

Dan Snowberger - Superintendent  


Attached Files


9R School District  UPDATES and helpful links

http://www.durangoschools.org/apps/pages/index.jsp?uREC_ID=514213&type=d&pREC_ID=1847899

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Center for disease control - IMportant COVID-19 VIDEOS

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


The CDC has an extensive YouTube video collection, we have culled out important videos to help our community better understand the challenges we're facing and suggestions for best meeting them.


"Welcome to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. For over 60 years, CDC has been dedicated to protecting health and promoting quality of life through the prevention and control of disease, injury, and disability. We are committed to programs that reduce the health and economic consequences of the leading causes of death and disability, thereby ensuring a long, productive, healthy life for all people." 


* For questions, please call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) TTY: 1-888-232-6348 or visit www.cdc.gov/info


How does COVID-19 spread?

YouTube  0:51 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VPBT2oLQv3k

CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier describes how novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is spread.

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What You Need To Know About Handwashing.

December 16, 2019 | YouTube | 2:00min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d914EnpU4Fo

This video answers important questions about hand washing and hand sanitizer.

( Live Handwashing Presentation 2016 )

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What can I do to protect myself from COVID-19?

March 10, 2020 | YouTube  0:39 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Cx1b6H0H0E

CDC’s Dr. Nancy Messonnier recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

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What to do if you Think You Are Sick

If you think you have been exposed to COVID‑19 and develop a fever and symptoms, such as cough or difficulty breathing, call your healthcare provider for medical advice, also see,

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/if-you-are-sick/steps-when-sick.html

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COVID-19: Should I wear a facemask?

February 19, 2020 | YouTube  0:32 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgbp5gvGxyA

For the general public, CDC does not currently recommend using a facemask to protect against COVID-19. Everyday preventive actions to help slow the spread of respiratory illness are recommended.

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General Instructions for Disposable Respirators

April 29, 2009 | YouTube  2:04 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0d_RaKdqeck

This podcast, intended for the general public, demonstrates how to put on and take off disposable respirators that are to be used in areas affected by the influenza outbreak.

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COVID-19: How to protect against novel coronavirus?

February 5, 2020 | YouTube | 0:35min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANvNCk6546M

CDC always recommends everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including coronavirus disease 2019.

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6 Steps to Prevent COVID-19

March 13, 2020 | YouTube | 1:54 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ay4u7OYOhA

Take steps to lower your risk of getting sick with COVID-19. Here are some things you should do.

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CDC Briefing Room: COVID-19 Update: March 14, 2020

March 14, 2020 | YouTube  1:35 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9cfYC4YLsu4

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CDC Briefing Room: COVID-19 Update; March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 | YouTube  1:12 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7qq0nWjbWQ

Watch to learn the latest on COVID-19

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COVID-19: different coronaviruses

February 5, 2020 | YouTube  0:32 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=or_ucHzIfpg

COVID-19 is a new coronavirus never seen before in humans. It is different than other human coronaviruses that cause the common cold. 

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Symptoms of Coronavirus Disease 2019

March 11, 2020 | YouTube  0:26 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oGruT7Fd54E

This video presents the symptoms of coronavirus and what to do if symptoms are present.

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COVID-19 Stop the Spread of Germs

February 14, 2020 | YouTube | 0:50 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7-lW0s2yJA0

You can help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses like Coronavirus Disease 2019. Follow these simple daily precautions.

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10 Things You Can Do to Manage COVID-19 at Home

March 13, 2020 | YouTube | 1:54min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPoptbtBjkg

If you are sick with COVID-19 or suspect you are infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, follow the steps below to help prevent the disease from spreading to people in your home and community.

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Prepare Your Home for an Emergency

Nov 21, 2008 | YouTube | 3:05 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghPCNNr5P68

This video gives tips on how to stock your pantry in preparation for natural and manmade disasters.

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COVID-19: What is my risk

Feb 5, 2020  | YouTube | 0:34 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFXb3yiYA2E

While CDC considers this a very serious public health threat, based on current information, the immediate health risk from COVID-19 to the general public is considered low at this time.

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COVID-19: What Older Adults Need to Know

March 10, 2020 | YouTube | 2:25 min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TjcoN9Aek24

Jay Butler, Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases at CDC, describes preventative measures to help protect older adults from COVID-19.

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COVID-19: What is novel coronavirus?

Feb 5, 2020 | YouTube | 0:27min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3AozUnFbYJs

Coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19, is a new respiratory virus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.

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CDC Public and Private Partner Call for COVID-19 

March 4, 2020 | YouTube | 30:30min

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGhPqyJp6qM

Dr. Jay Butler, CDC’s Deputy Director for Infectious Diseases and Senior Response Official for the COVID-19 response provided a situational update for CDC partners, including members of the private sector, public health organizations, universities, and clinical societies. He provided the most up-to-date information on what is currently happening in the United States and abroad, discussed current travel notices, and answered participants’ questions.

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