Skip To Main Content

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Respiratory Illness Information for the 2022-23 School Year

Respiratory viruses, including Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), flu, and COVID-19 are spreading across Colorado and the nation. Protect yourself and your loved ones by getting your COVID-19 and flu vaccines, staying home when sick, and washing your hands.

RSV, Flu and COVID-19 Toolkit

While COVID-19 will continue to cause illness and some disruptions for the foreseeable future. In order to preserve in-person learning and minimize the impacts on families and the greater community, the SSD will continue a layered approach to controlling the transmission of all communicable diseases among staff and students. 

Many simple strategies support healthy, uninterrupted school and child care, including encouraging equitable access to vaccinations and testing and reminding students and staff to stay home when sick, seek testing if symptomatic, and isolate if positive for COVID-19. 

COVID-19 Guidelines: Stay at home if you are sick

  • It is important that students & staff stay home if exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms to avoid potential outbreaks within the schools. This will keep everyone healthy and schools open.

  • Students exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms at school will be sent home and it is recommended they test for COVID-19 as soon as possible. Free COVID-19 tests are available at schools.

  • Schools must follow and strictly enforce the District’s communicable disease policy 

    • JLCC (all Summit School District Board Policies can be found here

  • Schools must follow their regular cleaning and disinfecting policies and procedures

  • If a staff member or student tests positive for COVID-19 they must isolate at home for 5 days. If, on day 5, symptoms are improving and they have been fever-free without using medication for at least 24 hours, they can return to school on the 6th day. For further information, see the isolation tab. 

    • When the individual returns on the 6th day, they must wear a mask from day 6-10 while in public, including at school.

    • No documentation of test results or doctor notes are necessary to return on the 5th day

  • Schools will notify students, staff, and parents if there are increasing cases of infectious disease or outbreaks to ensure those individuals can make informed decisions about their own health and well-being and protect their loved ones.

  • Currently no quarantines for schools 

  • There are currently no Summit County public health orders pertaining to COVID-19 

  • Summit County is currently in Green on the COVID-19 dashboard (see Summit County dashboard) 

  • Summit County Covid-19 testing sites are now closed. At-home, rapid antigen tests are free and available to order by mail by visiting

Symptoms of COVID-19

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. Anyone can have mild to severe symptoms.

Possible symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills

  • Cough

  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

  • Fatigue

  • Muscle or body aches

  • Headache

  • New loss of taste or smell

  • Sore throat

  • Congestion or runny nose

  • Nausea or vomiting

  • Diarrhea


Vaccine Information


CDPHE Rapid Test Reporting

  • This is a tool to manage statewide Rapid testing information provided by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.

  • Follow this link to create an account with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and report the results of your rapid tests.



COVID-19 Level by County Dashboard
COVID-19 Resources for Schools
CDC Guidance for Childcare and Schools
COVID-19 in Summit County
Practical guide for operationalizing CDC’s school guidance