As students return to in-person learning, and with the COVID-19 Delta variant on the rise, KidsTek staff and instructors want to ensure we are keeping our students and ourselves safe. KidsTek is doing this by following current protocols from both the school districts and the CDC. According to the most recent update on the CDC website, “Given new evidence on the Delta variant, the CDC has updated the guidance for fully vaccinated individuals. The CDC recommends universal indoor masking for all teachers, staff, students, and visitors to K-12 schools, regardless of vaccination status. Children should return to full-time in-person learning in the fall with layered prevention strategies in place.”
After over a year of online and hybrid learning, it has become very clear that the majority of students benefit from in-person learning, and safely returning to in-person instruction this fall is a priority. Using masks in the schools is a simple way to slow the spread of the highly contagious Delta variant and keep students in an environment where they can have social interactions and build relationships with teachers and peers.
Andrew Bissland, KidsTek Program Director, said “In accordance with the current rules regarding mandatory mask wearing at our host schools, all KidsTek staff are wearing masks at schools in the Denver Public and Aurora Public School Districts. In addition, all KidsTek staff that are working within the schools are currently vaccinated. The health and safety of our students and staff members is of utmost importance to KidsTek, and we abide by all safety protocols set by the school districts.”