Parents of School-Aged Children

Effective Sept. 1: Public Health Order requiring facial coverings in all individuals aged 2 years and older in schools and child care settings. Review the Order and frequently asked questions on our Public Health Order webpage. Complete our COVID-19 school masking form to report your concerns.

Quarantine Questions

Contact your child's school directly for questions about why your child is in quarantine. Currently, schools in our jurisdiction must follow guidance from CDPHE for Cases and Outbreaks in Childcares and Schools

We encourage and provide support to schools to help them follow this guidance. If you have additional concerns, please fill out the state's COVID-19 related issues and concerns form.  

Quarantine and Isolation within a School Setting

As an agency we are working with our school partners in implementing CDPHE’s Practical Guide for Operationalizing CDC’s School Guidance. In a routine classroom setting, per CDPHE School Guidance and in order to retain in person learning, contact tracing and quarantine is not required. This is considered a low risk exposure. A high-risk exposure would be extracurricular actives outside the classroom setting contact sports (football, wrestling), indoor choir or band. However, schools should remain alert for additional cases in the classroom occurring up to 14 days after the initial positive staff/student began isolation.

We are recommending the school send out an exposure notification outlining what the student/staff should do in school and at home if they have been exposed. If your child does develop symptoms we recommend testing (free testing sites can be found on our website). If a school identifies an outbreak (5 or more connected cases within a 14 day period, Colorado COVID-19 Case and Outbreak Definitions) contact tracing and quarantine is required for exposed unvaccinated close contacts. 

 A school is required to report all positive COVID cases and outbreaks to local public health.

  1. COVID-19 Resources
  2. FAQs

School District Case and Testing Dashboard

Our School District Case and Testing dashboard includes counts and rates for both cases and testing with the ability to filter by date range and age group. By default, the dashboard is filtered by all cases. Select the filter on the left side to narrow down the time period and the incidence rate.

External Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Colorado Department of Education (CDE)

Colorado Department of Health & Environment (CDPHE)

Children's Hospital

Additional Resources