New America College (NAC) is actively communicating with the Denver Department of Public Health and Environment (DDPHE) and with the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) about the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Colorado to date, we want to let you know that NAC will continue to monitor this issue. Our focus is on ensuring the safety of students and staff, and how education can continue.
It is important to know that during a major outbreak, we will follow the health department’s lead on any quarantines, closures, or other health measures needed. We will also be following Denver Public School’s emergency protocols.
To download a full copy of our Coronavirus Information Sheet, click here.
How is Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread?
Through coughing and sneezing; close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands; touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes before washing your hands.
How to protect yourself from Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other respiratory viruses
If you are healthy: (1) Continue your normal daily routine. This means that you can continue to participate in public gatherings such as work, school or social activities. (2) Get your flu shot and stay up to date on other routine childhood and adult immunizations. (3) Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds – especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. (4) If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash with hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty. (5) Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms. (6) Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces such as desks, doorknobs, handrails, etc.
For more hand washing tips, watch these videos on the CDC website.
Additional Information: Center for Disease Control (CDC)
If you have general questions about Coronoavirus Disease 2019, please call CO-Help at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911 or email COHELP@RMPDC.org. Answers are available in English, Spanish, Mandarin and more.