Past COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 InformationPast COVID-19 Updates

Previous Communications to the Campus

Dear Naropa Community, Based upon updated guidance from the CDC, and in alignment with Boulder County’s “Low” positivity rate – which was 4.4% last week, and continues to decrease – Naropa University will allow the mask requirement to expire at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 4. After that, masks will be optional in all indoor spaces. Masks, and especially KN or N95 masks, are still suggested for anyone who is immunocompromised or at high-risk for severe illness; and anyone who prefers to continue to wear a mask is supported in doing so. If you are recovering from Covid-19, you can return to campus after five full days of isolation if you are no longer symptomatic and are feeling better; however, you should continue to wear a mask when on campus or around other people for five more days. All other Covid-19 safety requirements will continue:
  • Anyone who feels symptomatic should stay home until they can get the results of a Covid-19 test.
  • Vaccinations and boosters are required for everyone.
  • Anyone not vaccinated or boosted must apply for an exemption.
  • Anyone with an exemption must submit a weekly negative Covid-19 test through the Medicat system.
  • In the event of a known exposure, anyone with an exemption will be required to quarantine for 5 days and then test.
  • Students on retreat will need to follow the requirement of their retreat and the retreat site, which may be different from Boulder County or Naropa masks requirements.
As always, the mask mandate could be reinstated should a new variant that is more contagious arise, or should community transmission rates increase to “High” per CDC data. Thank you for your care and concern for our community. Please direct question to With appreciation, The Covid-19 Task Force

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