Boulder Valley School District

COVID Health Protocols

Updated September 6, 2023

With the end of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency on May 11, 2023, BVSD returns to pre-pandemic health and illness protocols for both students and staff.  

  • Parents, students and staff should follow the CDPHE How Sick is Too Sick? illness guidelines for schools and child care settings.
  • If you have questions or need advice contact your school nurse or the Health Services Department at 720.561.5544

Illness Protocols

Parents/Guardians should follow How Sick is Too Sick - CDPHE’s Illness Policy for Students and Staff in School and Child Care settings. 

  • Students may return to school or child care as long as symptom(s) have been resolved for 24 hours unless the symptoms are caused by an illness that requires them to stay home longer

The best way to prevent the spread of infection is by staying home when sick and through good hand washing.

Positive COVID Tests 

An individual who tests positive for COVID should isolate at home for at least 5 days after symptoms began and until: 

  1. They have had no fever for at least 24 hours — without the use of fever-reducing medicines,  AND 

  2. Symptoms are improving

    • If symptoms do not develop, count 5 days from when the test was administered

Individuals should then wear a well-fitted mask for the next 5 days when around others. 

*A negative COVID test is NOT required to return after testing positive.