In order to protect our students and staff as much as possible, PAA will be implementing the following protocols for our programs:
**Please note, due to the rapidly changing requirements, policies will be adjusted to comply with local ordinances**
- If Douglas County COVID case counts rise to the level of concern, students may be asked to bring and wear a mask during their time while at PAA. If a personal mask is not available, PAA will make every attempt to provide a student mask.
- Students are encouraged to use hand sanitizer that is between 62% and 70% alcohol based. Hand sanitizer is provided an all PAA locations.
Please note: the answers that pertain to 2022 supersede other answers that may be found in other sections of this page.
COVID-19 procedures and policies are subject to change as local ordinance and guidance changes.
What precautions are you taking to keep students and staff healthy?
We take the health and safety of our students and staff seriously. Please read through our CoronaVirus Response page and the FAQ’s below.
What do I do if I’m sick or someone in my family is sick?
If your child feels sick at all, for any reason, PLEASE STAY HOME. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and include the symptoms you are experiencing. Any student who has a fever, cough, sore throat, diarrhea, or vomiting is required to stay home until they are symptom free for 24-48 hours. If you know you have been in close contact (Within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more) with someone who tested positive for COVID-19, PLEASE STAY HOME and check with your Health Care Provider unless you have proof of vaccination. Send an email to email@example.com and we will work with you on a plan of action.
Will students be required to wear masks?
At this time, masks are recommended but not required.
If my child was tested, can I bring them to PAA?
No, please do not send your child to PAA following a COVID 19 test. In order to prevent a possible quarantine, please have your child stay home until you know the results of the test. If the test result is negative, your child may return to PAA.
Who are the governing bodies who have influenced these policies?
PAA Board of Directors, PAA Staff, St. Luke’s UMC, CDC, Tri-County Health, and the State of Colorado
What happens if my child gets sick at PAA?
We understand that not all illnesses will be COVID19 related, but we need to provide a safe place to handle illnesses. A staff member will be monitoring the student. We will call the parents when a child reports being ill, and if we have not heard from a parent or guardian within 30 minutes, we will begin to call the emergency contacts listed in the registration paperwork.
What if my child or another child has a fever not related to Covid? Can he or she return to PAA?
If a child has a fever above 100.4, they cannot attend PAA and we recommend contacting your health care provider if you begin to witness COVID symptoms. Once a student exhibits no symptoms for 24 hours including a fever, the student may return to PAA.
What happens if a student, staff or faculty member tests positive for COVID?
PAA will consult professional care givers and follow current local and state health guidelines.
Are the restrooms cleaned regularly?
Yes! While we encourage students to utilize the bathroom facilities before coming to PAA, selected restrooms are available for use and are cleaned, disinfected and sanitized regularly during programming.
What is PAA doing to help increase ventilation in the classrooms to reduce the spread of COVID?
We have many commercial HEPA filtration units for rooms and have installed air unit filters with MERV13 or HEPA filters. We know the ACR or air change rate for each of our rooms, and are able to maintain safe capacities in each space.
What cleaning protocols are in place to ensure the safety of the children and staff?
PAA uses a line of cleaning products that have been approved by Tri-County Health from a company called Buckeye. Buckeye provides both a sanitizer and disinfectant that are used properly according to their labels.