This is guidance if you think you’ve been exposed to COVID, or tested positive.

The university continues to monitor all guidance from both the Boulder County Public Health and the state health department and will review any new CDC guidance as it becomes available. In the meantime, the information below was provided by our University contact tracing team and indicates that if someone has been identified as a close contact they should do the following (within 6 feet for more than 15 minutes cumulatively of a case during their infectious period):

·        If fully vaccinated and you do not have symptoms, you do not need to quarantine or test and you are asked to monitor for symptoms for 14 days after an exposure. Masking when in indoor public places and testing day 3-5 from last exposure may be recommended (new CDC recommendation). You should return to work on campus during your regularly scheduled time periods.

·        If unvaccinated or partially vaccinated, and you have been identified as a close contact you should quarantine and consider testing day 5-7 from last exposure. The length of time for the quarantine would depend on several factors and should be determined by a contact tracer. Contact tracers do ask about vaccine status and can help make appropriate determinations. Please contact the CU Boulder contact tracing team. (info below) Once you know how long you will be out of the office on quarantine, please let me know.

·        If you do have symptoms, please isolate and get a COVID-19 test immediately, either by calling Medical Services to schedule a test or testing at a community testing site.

o   If you’ve tested positive, you can reach out to Contact Tracing to determine the timeline for which you should isolate and necessary protocols before returning to work.

o   If you are able to work remotely and do not feel sick, you can continue to work. 

o   If you do feel unwell, please take personal sick leave. 

At any time you may contact the CU Boulder contact tracing team with questions OR to gather more information. Please reach them at: or 303-735-0017. The guidance also notes that individuals who are immunocompromised should continue to take appropriate precautions, which may include masking in indoor public places, and discuss your specifics with your healthcare providers.

Further information can also be found at these links:

·        CU Public Health page

·        CU Contact Tracing  Office