*Dawson Coronavirus Information

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW NOW
* Remote learning began Tuesday, March 31; continues through at least April 30.
* Click to go to our Dawson Remote Learning pagecontains details on remote learning program and links to grade-level schedules.

This page is designed as a hub for the Dawson community with respect to our response to the coronavirus. If the information and resources on this page do not answer your question, email dawson@dawsonschool.org and we will reply as promptly as possible - and no later than within 24 hours.
STUDENTS AND TEACHERS:
FOR REAL-TIME TECH SUPPORT DURING CLASSES / MEETINGS,

FAMILY & WELLNESS RESOURCES

* Free mindfulness resources:  Calm.com
* Four mindfulness strategies: The Now Effect

* State of CO - Donate or sign up to volunteer:
 www.HelpColoradoNow.org

* Teen issues: 
New York Times, "Quaranteenagers"
* KidsHealth: Coronavirus (COVID-19): How to Talk to Your Child
* NPR: Concise info in cartoon form, "What Kids Want To Know About Coronavirus"
Child Mind Institute: Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus

* Dawson: Sports/Co-Curricular Resources
* YMCA: Free virtual fitness classes (videos)
* Orange Theory: Free at-home workouts; no equipment required.

* Colorado mental health experts host live parenting Facebook sessions Tuesdays 9:30-10:30am: "Surviving the Coronoavirus at Home." @coloradomentalhealth

Resources Download

  • Virtual Resources
    Download: One-page collection curated by school psychologists of resources on activities for home, addressing coronavirus with children, cyber safety, and adult self-care.
Anyone with general questions about the 2019 novel coronavirus can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911.

If you have questions about Dawson's plans, please email 
dawson@dawsonschool.org
 and we will respond as promptly as possible - and at least within 24 hours.

GENERAL RESOURCES

Centers for Disease Control (CDC): Coronavirus Website 

Centers for Disease Control: Travel Notices

World Health Organization (WHO): Coronavirus information
 
U.S. State Department: Travel advisories
Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment:
CDPHE | 2019 Novel Coronavirus Website
 
Courtesy of the Boulder Valley School District website

As more and more cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) are being reported in Asia and Europe, health officials here in Colorado and Boulder Valley are closely monitoring the global outbreak. To date there have been no confirmed cases in Colorado. You can keep tabs on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment’s website.
 
In an abundance of caution, public health departments across the nation and here in Colorado are making preparations. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC)Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)Boulder County Public Health and Broomfield County Public Health and the Environment have been working closely with hospitals and health care providers to share information and steps they should take to minimize any potential spread of the virus.

What is coronavirus?
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. Some coronaviruses are common and regularly cause illness in the U.S. each fall and winter. Other coronaviruses like MERS-CoV and SARS-CoV have caused outbreaks internationally and have been known to cause severe illness. Based on current information, the immediate health risk from 2019-nCoV to the general American public is considered low at this time.
 
What can I do to stay healthy?
Again, the risk to the general public in the U.S. from this virus is considered low, but just as is recommended for other respiratory viruses, people can protect themselves and others by practicing everyday actions:
  • Clean hands with soap and water or alcohol-based hand rub.
  • Cover your nose and mouth when coughing and sneezing.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms.
  • Stay home if you are sick.