Jeffco Public Schools has been coordinating with local public health agencies as we monitor the global outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), keeping in close contact with Jeffco Public Health Department (JCPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) on this subject.
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. There is no vaccine for COVID-19.
In addition to this recent concern, Jeffco would like to remind families to be vigilant about the prevalence of Influenza A and B as well. Both the influenza virus and coronavirus spread through coughing and sneezing and have similar symptoms of fever, cough, and respiratory illness.