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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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

  • It is important that students & staff stay home if exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms to avoid a 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 tests will be 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)

  • School 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.

    • When the individual returns on the 6th day, they must wear a mask from day 6-10 while in public, including at school. If those individuals can’t wear a well-fitted mask or choose not to, they must complete a full 10 days of isolation at home.

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

  • Schools will notify students, staff, and parents whenever they detect signs of 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.

    • The only exception is returning staff or students that have tested positive and are returning to school after their 5th day of improving symptoms and they have been fever-free without using medication for at least 24 hours

    • The CDC also recommends individuals that are close contacts to a positive case, meaning within 6 feet for 15 minutes or more, should wear a mask for 10 days after the positive case is identified and it is also recommended that those individuals get tested after the fifth day of their close contact with the positive person.  

  • There are currently no mask requirements for schools 

  • Currently no quarantines for schools 

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

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

  • The Summit County testing facility will remain open through December 2022

  • COVID-19 boosters including the BA.4 and BA.5 variant components will be available this fall (there is no exact date yet, regarding the availability of these boosters)

  • School Based Health Centers (SBHC) will be available to administer COVID-19 vaccines for children ages 5 and up this fall 

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