Boulder Valley School District

COVID Health Protocols

Updated March 4, 2024

After 4 years of responding to the COVID pandemic, National and State guidelines have been aligned for common viral respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19.

  • Parents, students and staff experiencing respiratory illnesses should:
    • Stay home when sick
    • Return when symptoms are improving and they've been fever free for at least 24 hours without the use of medications.
    • Take extra precautions for 5 days after your return to normal activities
  • 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, Flu or RSV Tests 

An individual who tests positive for COVID, Flu or RSV should stay home until:

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

  2. Symptoms are improving

After returning to activities, individuals should take added precautions over the next 5 days.