The guidance in the toolkit will be adjusted over the coming weeks based on feedback and the evolving situation with COVID-19.
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Respond to General Emergencies
Districts and schools will continue to respond to general emergencies, including child abuse reporting, evacuation plans, and crisis intervention.
- Continue child abuse reporting process.
- C.R.S. 19-3-304 requires educators who have "reasonable cause to know or suspect that a child has been subjected to abuse or neglect" or who have "observed the child being subjected to circumstances or conditions that would reasonably result in abuse or neglect" to report that information to the local law enforcement agency or through the child abuse reporting hotline system as set forth in section C.R.S. 26-5-111.
- Establish safe distancing protocols for fire drills, evacuation and shelter in place planning.
- Identify staff with CPI/QBS or other crisis Intervention training to assist with behavioral and emotional emergency responses.