Updated Isolation Protocols

The CDC has updated isolation guidance for individuals who receive positive COVID-19 test results. 

Based on these guidelines and interim guidance for institutions of higher education from El Paso County Public Health, we have updated quarantine and isolation protocols, effective for all students beginning today, Jan. 7. Please familiarize yourself with the updated protocols here.

Key points: 

The duration of isolation (following a positive test result) is 5-10 days and depends on the presence of symptoms.

If a student has no symptoms on day five and receives a negative antigen test result from eMed, they may end isolation after day five and must mask until day 10 (this means no dining with others and no other unmasked activities; no travel allowed). 

Students who are not up to date on COVID-19 vaccination (eligible for a booster but haven’t yet received one OR unvaccinated) must quarantine following exposure.

Students who are up to date on vaccination (boosted OR within five months of completing Moderna or Pfizer series OR within two months from receiving J&J) do not need to quarantine following exposure and must mask for 10 days. 

If you haven’t yet received your booster dose, please do so as soon as feasible.

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