CORONAVIRUS, AND WHAT WE'RE DOING ABOUT IT

As more and more cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) are being reported around the world, Valor Christian High School is working with local health organizations to monitor the global outbreak closely and preparing internally to be ready for all circumstances. We have been keeping in close coordination with Tri-County Health, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. We have stayed up-to-date with the latest information from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the US Department of State.
We have created a landing page dedicated to COVID-19, where you will find official updated information, resources, and tips on reducing the spread of the disease.


What is COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. These viruses spread through coughing or sneezing, much like the flu. To date, there is no vaccine for COVID-19. 

What is Valor Christian High School Doing?

Since the beginning of the outbreak, Valor Christian High School has been collaborating with our public health partners. The school has an infectious disease preparedness plan and we work in coordination with these agencies to ensure the continuity of learning throughout any such situation.
It is important to know that during a major outbreak, we would follow the health department’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. Valor is putting a plan in place for how to continue classroom learning remotely through various electronic systems, should the situation reach that point.
We have received a number of questions regarding students or families who have recently traveled internationally, or who are preparing to travel internationally over the upcoming break. As you may know, protocols have been put in place to evaluate and, in some cases, quarantine passengers as they return from their travels. Please closely monitor all travel bans and travel restrictions, both internationally and domestically, from the CDC. Additionally, anyone who spent time in Eagle, Summit, Pitkin or Gunnison counties in the past week should minimize all contact with other people, whether or not they are experiencing symptoms. 
We are already making arrangements with our facilities team to have additional supplies of soap and hand-sanitizer made available across our campus when students return. 

What Can You Do To Stay Healthy?

Just as is recommended for other respiratory viruses, people can protect themselves and others through some simple actions. The CDC has released the following illness prevention strategies, which should be closely adhered to.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer. 
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick. 
  • Stay home when you are sick. 
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Additional Resources

Below is a list of credible and reliable resources for you to reference for updates about the COVID-19 Pandemic: