General Public Isolation Requirements & Precautions
If you have tested positive for COVID-19, by law, you must follow the instructions below to help stop the spread of disease. (Colorado Revised Statute § 25-1.5-102(1).)
Isolate: Stay Home & Separate from Others
- Stay home and separate yourself from the people and animals in your home.
- Stay in one room and away from other people in your home as much as possible.
- Use a separate bathroom. If one is not available, disinfect all surfaces you touch before leaving the bathroom or have a member of the household disinfect after waiting as long as possible before entering, and wash hands thoroughly afterward.
- Have another member of your household care for your pets. If you must care for your pet, wear a face covering and wash your hands before and after you interact with your pet.
Isolate Until: You have had no fever for at least 24 hours — without the use of fever-reducing medicines, AND your symptoms are improving, AND it has been at least 5 days since your illness began.
If you don’t have symptoms you may stop isolating 5 days after you received a positive test unless you develop symptoms. If symptoms develop during your isolation or quarantine period, you must extend the period through the first 5 days of having symptoms.
Wear a mask for the next 5 days when around others. If you are unable to wear a mask for an additional 5 days, you must isolate for the full 10 days.
Boulder County Public Health does not provide COVID-19 documentation for the purpose of travel.