Lvl 2 Fire Restrictions in effect for western Boulder County. No fireworks, fires, shooting (map/flyer). State fire restrictions for rest of county.

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Symptoms, Quarantine & Isolation
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COVID-19 Symptoms, Quarantine & Isolation

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Guidance for People with Symptoms

Anyone with flu-like symptoms (cough, fever, difficulty breathing) should call their healthcare provider for guidance and separate themselves from others. They should NOT go to the emergency room in order to ensure hospital resources are available for those with the most critical needs.

Guidance for People Who Test Positive for COVID-19

Guidance for Quarantine & Isolation


If you have been told to quarantine, or are voluntarily quarantining because you have a household member or close contact that has tested positive for COVID-19 or is exhibiting symptoms such as fever, cough and shortness of breath, follow these instruction on How to Quarantine. If you’re not sure when to start and stop quarantine, review these scenarios.


If you have tested positive for COVID-19 or if you have been told to isolate or are voluntarily isolating because you have a fever, cough, and shortness of breath, follow these instructions on how to self-isolate. Isolating at home is the preferred setting.

Definition of Household

  • For single-family houses, apartments, or other similar housing, a household consists of the members of that house/unit. (Note that some units are subject to occupancy limits under local or state laws.)
  • For dormitories or other congregate housing (e.g. sororities and fraternities), a household consists of the person who lives in the room and any person with whom they share a room in which they both sleep (i.e. roommate.)
    • A dormitory, sorority, or fraternity, therefore, may consist of many, separate households.
    • In these situations, residents should wear masks when in common areas with members of other households.

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Boulder County Public Health

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