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.

 

SVCMS will continue to follow the most recent guidance from Boulder County Public Health, Colorado Department of Public Health and Education, and the Centers for Disease Control.

Masking

On February 24, 2022 the SVCMS Board of Directors approved the following plan in regard to masking at SVCMS:

  1. Effective February 28th, masking will be optional in grades 1-8 if Boulder County is in low or moderate transmission, defined as below 8% positivity. 

  2. Children’s House students and staff will be required to continue masking indoors. (Please note: this policy is expected to continue until at least April as the SVCMS BOD continues to monitor the situation. The BOD plans to revisit this decision at their 3/31 meeting once more data is available regarding the impacts of Boulder County (and specifically SVCMS) moving to voluntary indoor masking.)

  3. Effective February 28th, SVCMS guides may use facial shields for language lessons that require a view of the mouth.

Important Note: Staff and students that have been exposed to COVID-19 within their household or through a high risk activity (such as sleepovers) will be required to complete a COVID-19 test on day 5 after the exposure AND wear a mask for 10 days after the exposure.

 

Symptom Screening

Please continue to check symptoms daily using the At Home Symptom Screener as a guide. As long as your student does not have a known exposure, they can use an at-home antigen COVID-19 test to clear most minor symptoms. Students may attend school if an at-home COVID-19 test is negative, and they feel well enough to participate. If your child is presenting symptoms, please complete a COVID-19 test immediately.

 

Students experiencing a fever of 100.4 or higher, diarrhea, or vomiting must follow the school’s regular illness policy and remain home for 24 hours after symptoms resolve. If your child will be missing school due to symptoms, please email attendance@svcmontessori.org and their guide.

Positive COVID-19 Cases

Students that test positive for COVID-19 must be reported to the health clerk, Jobie (jstom@svcmontessori.org), and remain isolated for 5 days from symptom onset or positive test. Positive students may return to the classroom on days 6-10 if the following conditions are met:

  1. Not showing symptoms

  2. Can provide a negative antigen test result

  3. Can wear a well-fitting N95 (or similar) mask

  4. Be aware that they may still be contagious 

  5. Eat lunch in an alternative area that is distanced from the rest of the class. 

If your student tests positive on day 6-10, they will be required to continue to isolate for the full 10 days. 

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Quarantines

 

Unvaccinated Students & Staff

Unvaccinated students and staff that have been exposed to COVID-19 in a household setting or through a high risk activity (such as sleepovers) should quarantine for 5 days and test 5 days after the exposure. Unvaccinated students and staff will be required to wear a well-fitting mask for 5 days after returning to school and continue to monitor for symptoms for 10 days after the exposure.

Fully Vaccinated Students & Staff

Asymptomatic students and staff who are up to date with COVID-19 vaccines do NOT need to quarantine after contact with a positive case of COVID-19. Even if they are not showing symptoms, fully vaccinated students and staff should be tested 5 days after their exposure and wear a mask indoors for 10 days following the exposure. If a student or staff member is experiencing symptoms after an exposure and the at-home antigen test is negative, they should complete a PCR test and isolate until they have a negative test result.

 

Please contact the SVCMS Health Desk if you test positive for COVID-19 OR are a known COVID-19 exposure.

 

We appreciate your continued support in maintaining a high level of safety in our community as we shift protocols at school.