I was just notified by a member of our parent/volunteer community at Woodmoor that they have tested presumptive positive for the COVID-19 coronavirus after having been diagnosed and hospitalized with a different illness in February. This is brand new information and students are already on their way to school, so we are taking the following steps immediately to minimize any further exposure to our school community:
- Students who may have been exposed in the classroom are going to be contained as soon as they come off the bus and parents will be contacted to pick them up.
- Parents of all students can pick up at any time by coming to the front office and checking them out. This is especially recommended for any medically fragile students.
- Staff who are considered immune compromised or medically fragile should work with the administration to leave.
- We have contacted Public Health Seattle & King County and will keep you informed as this is a rapidly changing situation.
- Woodmoor Elementary will be closed on Thursday, March 5 for deep disinfecting.
The parent/volunteer was at the Art Walk on Friday and volunteered in the classroom on Monday.
Please remember, the best protection against any virus is good hand hygiene. How can you prevent the spread of COVID-19?
- Prevention starts with practicing good personal health habits: Wash your hands often with soap and water,
- Stay home when you’re sick,
- Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue,
- Clean frequently touched surfaces and objects.
- Getting plenty of rest, drinking fluids, eating healthy foods, and managing your stress can help you prevent getting COVID-19 and recover from it if you do.
The Washington State Department of Health has established a call center to address questions from the public. If you have questions about what is happening in Washington State please call 1-800-525-0127 and press #.
More information on COVID-19 is available from:
- Public Health Seattle-King County
- Snohomish Health District
- Washington State Department of Health
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Michelle Reid, Ed.D.