Holy Family Community,
You have likely read, the city and county of Broomfield is requiring masks to be worn indoors for everyone, regardless of vaccination status, age 2 and older, starting Friday, Jan. 7 through Thursday, Feb. 3. Broomfield has reported a rise in omicron cases in recent weeks. This, along with the temporary closure of Avista Hospital due to the Marshall Fire, is concerning for hospital capacity.
Since the onset of the pandemic, we have worked closely with Broomfield public health officials and we will adhere to their recommendations and respond accordingly to their directives. Holy Family will be enforcing the mask requirement in the school building from Jan. 7 – Feb. 3, which is 17 days of classes.
Over 200 students are involved in winter sports. Masks will be required at practices with the exemption of wrestling and swimming. The masking requirement will be enforced for all fans, age 2 and older, attending sporting events hosted at Holy Family from Jan. 7 – Feb. 3.
In addition, we have updated guidance on quarantine periods which are outlined below.
•Students, faculty, staff, and all individuals in the school building are required to wear a mask that properly covers the nose and mouth at all times unless health reasons do not permit it. Holy Family will require a documented medical form from a doctor in these cases. Masks can be removed to eat, while giving a speech in class, etc.
•Masks worn on campus must be a solid color or be Holy Family branded and not include words or distracting designs.
Isolation and Quarantine Guidance
Anyone who tests positive
•Regardless of vaccination status, you must isolate yourself at home for a minimum of 5 days. Day 0 is when the positive test is received or onset of symptoms whichever is first
• If you are asymptomatic or your symptoms are significantly improving, then you may return to the school on Day 6 while complying with the mask requirement. If an individual cannot mask for medical reasons, they must isolate for 10 days at home.
Anyone who was exposed to a known positive case in the school building
•Regardless of vaccination status, since you are wearing a mask you are not required to quarantine. You must continue to watch for symptoms for 10 days. If symptoms develop, you must isolate yourself at home (refer to above guidelines). Ongoing mask compliance is required.
Our goal is to keep the Holy Family community as safe as possible and keep our school building open.