COVID-19 Update Center

COVID-19 Dashboard of Cases & Quarantines 

 

The following dashboard tracks positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 and quarantines at SVCMS.  We continue to adhere to the health guidance and protocols from the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment (CDPHE) and Boulder County Public Health (BCPH) for student and staff quarantines. Families will receive communication whenever a confirmed or suspected case impacts their student. Communication regarding quarantines will be shared directly with those affected.

 

Public Health Order Issued for PK-12 Schools in Boulder County 

On August 9, 2021 the Boulder County Board of Public Health passed Public Health Order 2021-07 which requires that facial coverings be worn in PK-12 schools throughout Boulder County. The goal of this public health order is to reduce the number of quarantines in schools in the upcoming school year thus reducing disruptions to in-person learning.

 

The order requires mask wearing in the following situations, for all individuals age 2 and over regardless of vaccination status:

  • While indoors in any preschool through grade 12 school building anywhere in Boulder County

  • While indoors at any childcare center or childcare facility, regardless of licensing status

  • While indoors and participating in a youth camp, youth extracurricular activity, youth gym activities, and youth sport. This requirement applies to all participants, attendees, spectators, staff, volunteers, and coaches. (Individuals participating in youth sports indoors must follow Public Health’s Sports guidance.)

The order also requires schools and childcare facilities follow the BCPH School and Outbreak Guidance which include stable seating charts and cohorts where age appropriate, Return to Learn, symptom checking, and other mitigation strategies along with additional recommendations. 

BCPH’s top priority and planning efforts are focused on ensuring that children remain in-person for their learning and educational experiences with minimal disruptions due to quarantine and isolation. By implementing universal masking and layered mitigation strategies, schools will be able to significantly reduce the number of quarantines this Fall. BCPH will be starting the school year without conducting quarantines in routine classroom exposures and will be reducing other quarantines significantly. Please see this Letter to Families from BCPH as well as the BCPH School and Outbreak Guidance for more details.

 

We’re looking forward to a safe and stable in-person learning experience for SVCMS students and their families.

Guidelines for Quarantines & Remaining Home from School

If there is no known exposure to COVID-19 but a student is symptomatic based on the At Home Symptom Screener Tool for Parents and Staff, they should not attend school. Experiencing a symptom of COVID-19 does not mean your child is quarantined. If symptoms don’t resolve in 24/48 hours, CDPHE Return to Learn Guidelines requires a negative PCR test result for students to be allowed back in school. If your child will be missing in-person school due to symptoms, please  email attendance@svcmontessori.org 

and their Guide. 

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Unvaccinated individuals exposed to COVID-19 should  quarantine for 7 days and be tested 5 days after exposure. Individuals who are not tested will need to quarantine for 10 days. Continue to monitor for symptoms for 14 days after exposure.

People who are fully vaccinated do NOT need to quarantine after contact with someone who had COVID-19 unless they have symptoms. However, fully vaccinated people should get tested 3-5 days after their exposure, even if they don’t have symptoms and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until their test result is negative.

Under the Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (“HFWA”), an employer must provide paid leave to an employee under certain conditions, including taking care of someone else due to COVID-19 precautions, including a child whose school, place of care, or child care is closed or unavailable.  [link: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/cdle/interpretive-notice-formal-opinions-infos]

 

Please contact the SVCMS Health Desk if you have been exposed to COVID-19.

 

We appreciate the strong support we have received from families to keep our community safe.