Jeffco COVID Testing Information

Jeffco COVID Testing Information
Posted on 09/01/2021
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Hello JVA Families.  This message contains important information about required Covid testing protocols for students participating in athletics and activities and any staff member that is not vaccinated.  While JVA does not offer athletics and activities, we know that many students are involved at their neighborhood school or school of choice for these events.  Please read the information below carefully.  Students will work with the school location where they are involved with athletics and activities and not with JVA staff, so please contact that school with any questions about the testing process.

The Jefferson County Public Health order JPH-PHO-21-002  (PHO) issued on August 17, 2021 and revised on August 28, 2021 requires Jeffco Public Schools to implement weekly COVID testing for unvaccinated students who participate in athletics and/or activities, and all unvaccinated Jeffco Public Schools staff beginning the week of September 7, 2021.

To organize our programs to meet the requirements of the PHO, we need to obtain vaccination status for all participants in athletics and activities with eligibility requirements. Please see the following table for athletics and activities with weekly testing requirements (included are both in season and out of season programs that may be holding organized team activities): 

Fall

Winter

Spring

Activities

Cross Country

B. Basketball

Baseball

eSports

Field Hockey

G. Basketball

G. Golf

Music (Band & Choir)

Football

Ice Hockey

B. Lacrosse

Speech & Debate

B. Golf

Skiing

G. Lacrosse

Student Leadership

Gymnastics

G. Swimming & Dive

G. Soccer

Theater

B. Soccer

Wrestling

B. Swimming & Dive

 

Softball

 

G. Tennis

 

Spirit (Cheer & Dance)

 

Track & Field

 

B. Tennis

 

B. Volleyball

 

Unified Bowling

     

G. Volleyball

     

Students participating in athletics and activities who are not vaccinated and any staff person in any role that is not vaccinated will need to be tested weekly and provide a negative test result in order to continue participating in their sport or activity, or for staff to continue to serve in their role. To facilitate the testing requirements, Jeffco high schools will provide on-site testing for any Jeffco Public Schools student. More information about testing locations and schedules will be provided next week. We are pleased to partner with CDPHE and Mobile Health in our testing efforts which are fully funded by CDPHE with no cost to Jeffco Public Schools. Testing will also be available for ALL Jeffco students and staff, regardless of vaccination status at our school testing sites. 

Athletics and Activities Participants - PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL WHERE YOU ARE PARTICPATING IN ATHLETICS OR ACTIVITIES AND FOLLOW THEIR REPORTING PROCEDURES.  

We know this is a challenging time for our school community, and we are committed to making the notification and testing process as smooth as possible for our students and families. It is our goal to ensure that students can participate in all the sports and activities they love as it greatly impacts their school experience. We can only accomplish this with your help. We are #BetterTogether. 

Bernard Hohman II

Principal

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