COVID Resources and Information

  • Governor Inslee recently announced all the remaining COVID emergency proclamations and the state of emergency would expire on October 31, and the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) updated their guidance accordingly. As of November 1, 2022 many of the current  K-12 COVID guidance requirements have now shifted to recommendations. The district COVID dashboard has subsequently been removed.

  • Summary of guidance for 2022-23, updated Nov. 1, 2022:

    If a student becomes ill:

    • It is recommended students who develop a new onset of respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea, or other symptoms of COVID, stay home. This is the case with any potentially infectious disease.
    • If a student has COVID, it is recommended they stay home and isolate for at least 5 days following the onset of symptoms.
    • All cases of COVID must be reported to the COVID team (425-385-4299 or clicking to report).
    • Children in early learning and childcare who develop a new onset of COVID symptoms are required to be excluded, and they are to follow the DOH flowchart (still being updated).

    If a staff person becomes ill:

    • It is recommended staff who develop a new onset of respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting or diarrhea, or other symptoms of COVID, stay home. This is the case with any potentially infectious disease.
    • Staff must follow L & I guidelines, which requires isolating for at least 5 days following the onset of symptoms, and following the DOH flowchart for returning (still being updated)
    • All cases of COVID must be reported to the COVID team (425-385-4299 or clicking to report).

    Masks:

    • Masks are optional this year. If you have had COVID or been exposed to COVID, it is recommended you wear a mask on days 6 through 10
    • Masks are required in the Health Room

    Testing

    • The district will still ensure access to testing. If your child gets sick at school and needs to be tested, you will be given a test kit if you need one. 

     

    FAQ for COVID for 2022-23 school year:

     

  • What do I do if I test positive? (students, staff and volunteers)

  • What are the symptoms of COVID?

  • When can I return to school if I had COVID or was exposed to COVID?

  • Who do I tell if my student gets COVID?

  • What do I do if I have been exposed to COVID?

  • Do we have to wear masks this year?

  • Where can I get COVID tests if I need them?