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How to Isolate | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

How to Isolate | Colorado COVID-19 Updates 1

2020-10-31 13:23:44

Please read the information below which is being sent to all parents at Milliken Middle School via Infinite Campus today.

Subject: URGENT: Milliken MS Cohort Quarantine

Dear Parents,

Multiple students or staff members in Milliken Middle School have been diagnosed with COVID-19. Due to contact tracing multiple teachers would have to be quarantined and there are not enough available teachers and substitutes to cover these absences. Because of this, and in an effort to minimize risk for our staff and students, we have decided to fully close Milliken Middle School. Each case of COVID-19 is interviewed by public health. As part of this public health investigation:

* The person diagnosed is being kept home from school until they are no longer infectious.
* The person’s activities when they could have spread COVID-19 were assessed.
* The people who were close contacts of the person with COVID-19 are instructed to stay home from school for 14 days after the exposure. This is called quarantine.

Because it is impossible to assess all interactions in a classroom and because of the length of time which classes spend together, all classroom members are considered close contacts. Your child was in the same class or group as the person diagnosed with COVID-19, so your child must follow quarantine instructions and stay home from school for 14 days from contact, which was Wednesday, October 28th, and Thursday, October 29th, 2020. If you have children in other classes, they can still go to school unless their sibling gets sick or tests positive for COVID-19.

Your child can return to school and normal activities on November 12, 2020. During this time, your child should stay home and not go to other schools, activities, childcares, or other activities around other people. Instructions about how to quarantine are available here:

If your child develops symptoms consistent with COVID-19:
* Follow these isolation instructions:
* Have your child tested:…
* Continue to keep your child home from school and avoid other activities around other people.
* Notify the school.
* Seek medical care and testing for COVID-19, calling your doctor before you show up.

Public Health may recommend or you may choose to have your child tested for COVID-19 a week after they were around the person with COVID-19, even if your child does not have symptoms. A negative test result does not mean that your child will not develop symptoms or become sick after the test. A negative test result means that your child did not have COVID-19 detected at the time of testing. A negative test will not allow your child to come back to school or attend other activities sooner. Medical insurance may not cover the cost of testing for people without symptoms.

Under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (“HFWA”), an employer must provide paid leave to an employee under certain conditions, including taking care of someone else due to COVID-19 precautions, including a child whose school, place of care, or child care is closed or unavailable. [link:…/interpretive-notice-formal-opini…]

Off-Campus Learning Instructions:

Your child is currently accessing their learning via Google Classroom when not at school on their virtual learning days. During the quarantine, your child will continue to access curriculum in the same manner as if he/she is learning virtually. Each teacher will post an attendance question, video, and assignment daily by 10 a.m. for your child to complete if they want to do their learning asynchronously (whenever they choose). If you child would like to attend Zoom class and learn directly from the teacher, we will follow this schedule beginning on Tuesday, November 3rd. Your child will use the Zoom link posted in the "classwork" section of Google Classroom.

Period 1 – 8:05 to 8:35

Period 2 – 8:40 to 9:10

Period 3 – 9:15 to 9:45

Period 4 – 9:50 to 10:20

Period 5 – 10:25 to 10:55

Period 6 – 11:00 to 11:30

Period 7 – 11:35 to 12:05

Lunch – 12:05 to 1:00

Office Hours – 1:00 to 2:00

If you have any questions, please reach out to your child's teacher directly or Ms. Sanders for assistance.

Nutrition Services
Free meals will be provided to all students while in quarantine. To request meals for pick up, please email: Please provide your child's name and school and how many meals you would like to pick up and when. We can provide a week's worth of lunches each week.

If you have further questions, please contact Ms. Aspen Sanders at or your local public health agency.

How to Isolate | Colorado COVID-19 Updates

Last updated September 29, 2020.

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FREE COVID-19 Testing in Johnstown and Milliken!

FREE COVID-19 Testing in Johnstown and Milliken! 2

2020-11-30 00:04:04

Free COVID-19 testing coming to Johnstown, click the original post for more information.

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Experience Johnstown Gift Giving Guide

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2020-11-28 05:56:00

Tomorrow is Small Business Saturday!

Shop small and make a direct impact on our local community! Check out a bunch of our local businesses in Experience Johnstown’s Gift Giving Guide… as well as a message from our Mayor!

Shop smart and safe: watch your distance, wear your mask, and wash your hands.

Experience Johnstown Gift Giving Guide

Check out Experience Johnstown-Gift Giving Guide! This specific publication is focused on helping you learn about great organizations and great businesses! In this issue you will hear from Mayor Gary Lebsack, read a story on an incredible organization that lifts people's spirits on Christmas morning…

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Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for this wonderful community that cares. We…

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for this wonderful community that cares.
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2020-11-27 05:50:54

Happy Thanksgiving! We are thankful for this wonderful community that cares.

We don't normally do this, but it might help someone out there: some of you may be having a distanced holiday and if you are looking for a last minute way to connect with family and friends virtually, for free, and with no time limit on the call, here:…/360052451852-Free-meetings-on-Tha…

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