Resources for Families
Peak Vista is Offering Drive-through Community COVID-19 Testing
Peak Vista is extending their COVID-19 testing and care with a drive-through community testing site that is available to all members of our community, 12 years of age and older and symptomatic (e.g. fever above 100 degrees, cough, shortness of breath, muscle pain, chills, headache, sore throat, new loss of taste and smell, etc.). No appointment or doctor’s referral is needed to receive testing, and you do not need to be a Peak Vista patient.
Testing site location: Peak Vista’s Academy Campus, 3205 N Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80917 (South parking lot, enter through Village Rd S) Monday through Friday, 10 am - 2 pm (closed Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day)
For more information please click here.
HSD2 will provide two meals, in one bag, for children 0-18 years of age. Child does not need to be present.
Meals are available, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. (Weekday only)
Please note the below location exceptions:
No meals at Bricker Elementary, Harrison High School, Carmel Middle School, Stratton Meadows Elementary, and Mountain Vista Home School Academy.
Carmel families can pick up meals at nearby schools: Centennial Elementary, Pikes Peak Elementary, Monterey Elementary or any other school site in the Harrison School District.
Stratton Meadows families can pick up meals at the Chamberlin Education Center, 2400 Slater Avenue or any other school site in the Harrison School District.
The United Way has a confidential and multilingual service connecting people to resources across the state called 2-1-1 Colorado. 211 Colorado can connect you to critical resources (updated daily) simply by dialing a three-digit number – 2-1-1. With the increased demand for services, community members have been experiencing longer wait times. Connecting online is the most expedient way to access this resource.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Harrison School District Two (HSD2) is coordinating with El Paso County Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment as we monitor the global outbreak of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory symptoms such as fever, cough, and shortness of breath. There is no vaccine for COVID-19.
In addition to this recent concern, HSD2 would like to remind families and employees to be vigilant about the prevalence of Influenza and cold season as well. These illnesses, along with COVID-19, spread through coughing and sneezing and have similar symptoms of fever, cough, and respiratory illness.
We also encourage you to refer to reliable sources for ongoing information as this incident is rapidly evolving. HSD2 will update staff and families via email and our website with any new information we need to share. Emergency notifications would come via text, social media, the District app, and website. Please review the additional resources listed below.
Colorado Department of Public Health (CDPHE)
El Paso County Public Health (EPCPH)
Center for Disease Control (CDC)
COVID-19 Facts for Coloradans (CDPHE)
COVID-19 Información para los habitantes de Colorado (CDPHE)
COVID-19 Book for Children & Youth
Resources for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs (CDC)
COVID-19 Planning for Schools and Child Care
COVID-19 Planning for Schools and Child Care Closure
What to do if you were exposed to COVID-19
Mental Health and Crisis Support
If you are concerned about yourself or another, please utilize our community resources: