Safer at Home: Education P-12







Remote learning for the rest of the school year, with very limited exceptions

Buildings can be used for providing services to students, educators, and families. P-12 schools and school districts intending to provide these services, which may include in-person small group instruction; staff professional development; food service; access to internet, devices, or instructional materials and equipment; special education services; or mental health supports, must work in coordination with their local public health agency and must observe Social Distancing Requirements as required by applicable public health orders.


  • Ensure 6-foot distancing at all times, where possible

  • Conduct daily temperature checks and monitor symptoms in employees and students and any person entering the building. Refer symptomatic employees to the CDPHE Symptom Tracker. (Additional Guidance)

  • Designate rooms to quarantine individuals until health officials are contacted / individual can safety return home or to a health facility, making sure to deep clean after use

  • Regularly clean high-touch surface areas (e.g., door handles, light switches, common tools)  (Additional Guidance)

  • Regularly disinfect and sanitize education tools (e.g. books, whiteboard, computers)

  • No meetings, instruction, or gatherings over 10 people 

  • No athletic or in-person co-curricular or extracurricular activities

  • Ensure ventilation per OSHA guidance 


  • Ensure educators and other school staff wear face coverings or masks whenever possible, including during any in-person instruction  (Additional Guidance)

  • Remain home if child or family member is experiencing symptoms 

  • Training on specific protocols for staff 

  • Wash hands frequently for 20 seconds 

To protect students/parents

  • Consider cloth face coverings or masks for students age 3 and older (student-by-student basis) 

  • Establish clear guidance for parents on temperature checks, home hygiene, and attendance/reporting procedure

  • Remain home if child or family member is experiencing symptoms

  • Keep children with underlying health conditions home if possible and avoid coming to school buildings 

  • Implement curbside pick-up and drop-off only

This guidance is for:
  • Private schools

  • Public schools, including public charter schools

  • Public preschools on public school campuses

  • Summer school

  • Before and after school programs 


This guidance is not for (additional guidance
  • Outdoor or mobile-based school-age programs

  • Children's resident camps