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 beginning today, Jan. 7. Please familiarize yourself with the updated protocols here.

Key points: 

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

If you have no symptoms on day five, you should test with an antigen test. If the result is negative, you may end isolation after day five and must mask until day 10 (per CDC guidance you should not visit restaurants or any other places where masking is not feasible). 

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

People who are up to date with 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.

Updated Academic Division COVID-19 Protocols are also posted here.   

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