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2022-23 COVID-19 Update

Knowing the importance of in-person learning and positive social interactions for our students – our focus at Jeffco Public Schools is keeping students in-person, learning, and succeeding this school year.

School-level COVID-19 case numbers will not be posted. We encourage parents and staff to refer to the CDC's COVID-19 Community Level tool to help determine personal prevention measures for themselves and their family. 

Should the CDC COVID-19 Community Level be raised to level red; Jeffco Public Schools will work with Jefferson County Public Health and CDPHE regarding any potential updates to our protocols and guidelines. 

Important Updates from our health partners

August 11, 2022:
Be sure to read the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s latest Operational Guidance for K-12 Schools and Early Care and Education Programs to Support Safe In-Person Learning.
August 15, 2022: Read the latest from JCPH about Jefferson County Public Health COVID-19 School Setting Guidance


Be sure to follow CDPHE’s Illness Guidelines:  How Sick is Too Sick for students and staff in education and child care settings.  

Return to school or child care as long as the symptom(s) have been resolved for 24 hours unless the symptoms are caused by an illness that requires you to stay home longer.

COVID-19 testing is recommended, not required, for anyone with COVID-like symptoms or a known exposure.


COVID-19 symptoms include:

  • Chills
  • New or worsening cough
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sore throat
  • Runny nose or congestion
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever (100.4 and above)
  • Loss of taste or smell

Isolation (If you test positive) - Required 

Any individual who tests positive must isolate at 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, AND 

3.  It has been at least 5 days since symptoms began 

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

4.  Individuals should then wear a well-fitted mask for the next 5 days when around others. If they are unable to effectively wear a mask for an additional 5 days, they should isolate for the full 10 days.

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


Quarantine for Exposures - Recommended

If exposed to a positive household member or other individual, you should follow these quarantine guidelines

People who should quarantine after exposure include:

  • People who are not vaccinated.
  • People who are not up to date with recommended vaccine doses.

If you need to quarantine, you should stay home for five days after you were exposed to COVID-19. Your first day of quarantine is the first full day following your exposure.

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