Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)

Posted November 29, 2022

Dear DPS Community-

As we head into the winter season, our schools and communities routinely see a rise in illness among our students, staff and families. 

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is currently monitoring a rapid rise in the number of outbreaks and hospitalizations related to Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV).  The number of RSV cases coupled with COVID-19 and flu infections is putting a strain on our pediatric health care system.  Younger children and older adults are more likely to become seriously ill and hospitalized as a result of respiratory illnesses.

As a DPS Community, we all play an important role in helping prevent the spread of illness.  To help reduce the impact on our schools and the community, here are a few important things each of us can do to help minimize the spread:

In addition, DPS partners with a variety of community-based organizations to offer health services, vaccinations and other health resources to students. DPS students are able to access health services at no cost by visiting any of our 19 Denver Health Pediatrics, School-Based Health Centers.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 303-602-8958.