A quarantine does not mean a person is sick, nor is it an indicator of confirmed COVID-19 spread in the community. It is a precautionary measure when there is suspected exposure to a potential or confirmed case of COVID-19. St. Vrain continues to follow all coronavirus safety protocols and guidance from our state and county health agency partners. The quarantine and contact tracing process is highly complex and led by the Boulder County Public Health epidemiologist that has been assigned to St. Vrain. In consultation with our district nurses, they make final decisions regarding who is required to quarantine, and follow all protocols developed by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE). Each case of COVID-19 is interviewed by public health, and as part of this public health investigation, the person diagnosed is being kept home from school or work until they are no longer infectious, their activities are assessed, and people who were close contacts of the person with COVID-19 are instructed to stay home from school for 14 days after the exposure. Each case investigation is unique and the number of quarantines required for each identified positive or probable case can vary significantly depending on the circumstances.
CDPHE Contact Tracing and Quarantining Resources for Schools
Families will receive communication whenever a confirmed or suspected case impacts their school community, however in cases when a quarantine is issued because of potential exposure outside of the school environment, such as through non-district sport clubs, family exposure, or other community exposure, a letter will not be sent unless that student or staff member becomes a positive or probable case of COVID-19. If you have any questions about quarantine data or quarantines related to a specific communication you may have received, please contact your school directly.