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Colorado releases guidance on learning pods

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Posted at 5:52 PM, Sep 10, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-10 19:52:05-04

COLORADO — The Colorado Department of Education and Colorado Department of Human Services has released a resource guide for parents and caregivers regarding joining a learning pod this school year.

Learning pods are being formed in homes where parents or other adults can supervise children who are learning remotely during the school day.

The guidance, called the Resource Guide for Individuals Hosting and Families Participating in Instructional Learning Pods, includes information about Gov. Jared Polis' executive order that provides temporary flexibility to care for school-age children using learning pods.

It also has recommendations to keep individuals safe, including developing a screen procedure to check for COVID-19 symptoms and encouraging physical distancing by marking off designated learning areas.

To read the full guidance on learning pods, click here.