In order to provide safe and healthy learning environments, we are continuing to follow guidelines set forth by the Washington State Department of Health. If your student is exhibiting symptoms of Covid-19, please click here to view our Return to School Flowchart.
Exclusion of Individuals with COVID-19 Symptoms
Students, children, and staff with new symptoms, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, or other symptoms of COVID-19, should not attend school or child care, should stay home, and get tested for COVID-19. People with symptoms should follow the DOH What to do if a Person is Symptomatic flowchart.
Separation of Individuals with COVID-19 Symptoms within a Facility
Child care providers are required to send home, or isolate from children in care, ill individuals with symptoms such as fever, vomiting, diarrhea, or other symptoms listed in WAC 110-300- 0205.
If students, children, or staff come to school or child care with a new onset of COVID-19 symptoms, or develop COVID-19 symptoms while on site, schools and child cares should do all the following:
- Immediately ask the sick person to wear a well-fitting and high-quality mask or respirator while in the building. If they cannot wear a mask, separate them from others as much as possible.
- Send them home.
- Encourage them to get tested as soon as possible. If available, on-site testing can be performed, but the sick person should go home, no matter what the test result is, to prevent others from becoming ill from exposure.