Quarantine and Isolation Protocols

As we cooperate with Jefferson County Public Health and consider CDC, county, and state public health guidance, Colorado School of Mines will have the following quarantine and isolation protocols in place to start the Fall 2021 semester.

NOTE: Fully vaccinated is defined as two weeks since the completion of the vaccine – one dose for Johnson & Johnson or two doses for Pfizer/Moderna.

Unvaccinated or Not Yet Fully Vaccinated Individuals

  • If you test positive for COVID-19: You will be required to isolate for 10 days.
  • If you have a close contact exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19: You will be required to quarantine.
    • The minimum quarantine duration is seven days, assuming you do not develop symptoms and receive a negative result from a COVID-19 diagnostic test taken on Day 7 after exposure.

Fully Vaccinated Individuals

  • If you test positive for COVID-19: You will be required to isolate for 10 days.
  • If you have a close contact exposure to someone who tested positive for COVID-19: You will not be required to quarantine.
    • You should get a COVID-19 test 3-5 days after your exposure and wear a mask indoors in public for 14 days following exposure or until you receive a negative test result.

Anyone required to quarantine or isolate will not be permitted to attend in-person classes or in-person campus activities for the duration of their quarantine/isolation period.

With our move back to full in-person learning, there will be no remote option for in-person classes this year. However, faculty will excuse student absences and will work with students to provide opportunities to make up the missed material, coursework or tests due to quarantine/isolation.