November 29, 2021

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Colorado COVID K-12 Schools Outbreaks Update

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Dozens of K-12 schools have been declared outbreak sites for COVID-19 by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment since the start of the 2021-2022 academic year, including 47 in the CDPHE’s September 15 report alone. But many more educational institutions would seem to have experienced enough cases to qualify, yet haven’t been declared an outbreak.

Why not? According to Jessica Bralish, the state health department’s director of communications, positive tests must be “epidemiologically linked” — and the math determining whether that’s happened can get tricky.

The CDPHE’s current standard for outbreaks differs by setting. For residential health-care and correctional facilities, the department must confirm two or more COVID-19 cases among residents, staffers, attendees…

Michael Roberts

2021-10-25 08:50:00

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