• What to do if you test positive for COVID

    All students and staff who test positive or are presumed positive for COVID (with or without symptoms) need to isolate at home regardless of vaccination status. The isolation period may vary from 5-10 full days depending on your circumstances, refer to Calculating Your Isolation Period for additional information.

    Students and staff who test positive for COVID must:

    1. Isolate at home.
    2. Students & staff will need to report their positive status to the Covid Tracing Team (CTT) by calling 425-385-4299.
    3. Students will need to notify their school attendance line as soon as possible.
    4. Follow the guidelines below to determine when they can safely return.

     

    COVID ISOLATION GUIDELINES

    If you tested positive for COVID and have symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days* after your symptoms first appeared. You can     leave isolation after 5 full days if:

     

    If you tested positive for COVID but have not had any                  symptoms, isolate for at least 5 days* after you tested positive for  COVID-19. You can leave isolation after 5 full days if:

     

    • Your symptoms are improving 5 days after the start of your isolation, AND
    • You have not had a fever for 24 hours without use of fever-reducing medication.

     

    • You have not developed symptoms.

     

    If you develop symptoms after testing positive, your isolation          period starts over from when your symptoms began.

    When returning to school on days 6-10, you are required to:

    • Wear a well-fitted mask or face shield with a drape during days 6-10 of your isolation period, consistent with CDC guidance, OR
    • Test* negative with an antigen or at-home test any day after day 5 before returning without a mask. Testing beyond day 10 is not necessary.

    *If your child requires a negative Covid test to return, testing kits will be available at your students' school after 4/1/2022. Additionally, the Snohomish County Health District offers free testing, click HERE for more information. Additional testing resources can be found HERE.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    What to do if you test positive for COVID

    1. Isolate at home and follow the guidelines below to determine when you can return.

    2. Notify your school as soon as possible.

     

    Isolation applies to all students and staff with COVID. If you test positive for COVID, or are a presumed positive*, regardless of your vaccination status, you need to isolate yourself at home for a minimum of five full days.

     

     COVID ISOLATION GUIDELINES

    If you meet the criteria below:

    Your Isolation Requirements are:

    Test positive for COVID but never develop symptoms

    For students and staff who test positive for COVID and never develop symptoms:

    •  Isolate for at least 5 days. Day 0 is the day of the positive COVID test and Day 1 is the first full day after the specimen was collected for the positive test.
    • If you continue to have no symptoms, you can end isolation after at least 5 full days*. This applies to anyone with COVID, regardless of their vaccination status.
    • If you develop symptoms after testing positive, the 5-day isolation period should start over. Day 0 is now the first day of symptoms onset.

    Upon your return, you must wear a well-fitting mask through day 10 and will need to wear a mask for all activities, including recess, extracurriculars and athletics (even if tested) except to eat or drink. Individuals who have accommodations that allow them to attend school and not wear a well-fitting mask or face shield with a drape or wrap must stay in isolation the full 10 days.

    If you meet the criteria below:

    Your Isolation Requirements are:

     

     

    Test Positive for COVID & have or had symptoms

    For students, teachers and staff who have COVID and have or have had symptoms:

    •  You may end isolation after 5 full days** if you are fever free for 24 hours (without the use of fever-reducing medication) and other symptoms have improved.
    • Day 0 is the day of the positive COVID test and Day 1 is the first full day after the specimen was collected for the positive test.
    • If you continue to have a fever or symptoms that are not improving after 5 days of isolation, an antigen test is required. If the test result is positive or no test is completed, you must continue to isolate yourself until day 10, returning on day 11.
    • If you have previously been asymptomatic and then developed symptoms after testing positive, the 5-day isolation period should start over. Day 0 is now the first day of symptoms onset.

    Upon your return, you must wear well-fitting mask through day 10 and will need to mask for all activities, including recess, extracurriculars and athletics (even if tested) except to eat or drink. Individuals who have accommodations that allow them to attend school and not wear a well-fitting mask or face shield with a drape or wrap must stay in isolation the full 10 days.

    *Presumed positives are treated just like someone who has tested positive. A presumed positive is a previously identified close contact who becomes symptomatic.

    **Individuals who have been in isolation may test on day 5 of their isolation period, but only if the above criteria for completing isolation have been met. An antigen test is recommended. If the test result is positive, they must continue to isolate until day 10. If the test result is negative, they may return to school and should continue to wear a well-fitting mask around others at home and in public until day 10.