This dashboard tracks positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 and quarantine data in St. Vrain Valley Schools. To ensure the ongoing safety of our school environment, we continue to adhere to the guidance and strict protocols from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) and Boulder County Public Health for student and staff quarantines.
As we prepared to open schools in a hybrid model, we anticipated that there would be some disruptions as students and staff were quarantined based on the CDPHE protocols. In the event that we become aware of a positive and/or suspected case of COVID-19 in a classroom or a school environment, our local health department has assigned an epidemiologist and several contact tracers to St. Vrain who will work closely with our district nurses and leadership in determining and guiding the appropriate next steps. Families will receive communication whenever a confirmed or suspected case impacts their school community. Communication regarding quarantines will be directly with those affected.
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 10 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.
Contact Tracing and Quarantining Resources for Schools
- Quarantining Process in St. Vrain
- What Happens to the Contacts?
- Who is a Close Contact?
- Return to Learn Guidance
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.