If There is a COVID-19 Case at School

The county health department (or you) will notify the school district if there is a confirmed case of COVID-19 linked to a school.

To protect staff and student privacy (HIPAA and FERPA), Northshore School District will not share names or health information of students and staff. Instead the school and school district will work with public health officials on communication and the next steps, which may include self-isolation, self-monitoring, contact tracing, and testing. 

Following a positive case, a thorough cleaning of the impacted areas will be conducted. If this cleaning disrupts normal school operations, families will be notified about any scheduling changes. 

Students and staff members should self-monitor to ensure they are not developing symptoms. If the individual had close contact with any students or staff members who may need testing, those individuals will be contacted.