Covid-19 Guidelines & Rapid Testing

COVID Guidance 2022-23

COVID Guidance 2022-2023

Revised November 1, 2022

 

Symptomatic* Staff/Students:

Symptomatic staff and students should:

·         Stay home

·         Be tested upon improvement of symptoms prior to returning to school when symptoms persist for at least 24 hours

·         Use isolation spaces until a symptomatic student at school can be picked up

·         Staff and students who experience fever, diarrhea or vomiting are required to stay home until it has been 24 hours since last occurrence without medication

Testing:

We will continue to:

·         Provide access to testing for symptomatic students and staff prior to returning

·         Provide access to testing in the event of an outbreak

·         Enter all tests done at school into SimpleReport®

Positive Cases:

·         Stay home for five days and follow all DOH and WCHD protocols

·         Required to stay home until 24 hours after fever without medication

 

Masking:

Masks should be worn by staff and students

·         When symptomatic

·         Following COVID infection, and

·         During an outbreak

Masks are required in designated health rooms

 

Opportunity to Distance:

·         All persons will have the opportunity to socially distance while fully participating in school/work.

 

Tracking Cases/Outbreaks:

·         Inform staff, students and families of cases/outbreaks in the school

·         After exposure: monitor for symptoms, test 3-5 days after exposure and wear a mask

·         Staff will continue to use Google Docs forms to track positive COVID cases

·         The district will continue to report rates and patterns of infection to the WCHD by school

·         When indicated, we will respond to and cooperate with WCHD in response to outbreaks**

Vaccinations:

·         Staff and students are strongly encouraged to receive vaccinations and boosters, when eligible

 

*Symptoms may include: fever of 100.4, headache, cough, body aches, shortness of breath, sore throat, congestion, diarrhea, loss of smell or taste

** Outbreak definition is 5 cases, or 20% of the group, within 7 days

 

For full DOH updated guidance: https://doh.wa.gov/sites/default/files/2022-10/821165-K12SchoolsChildCare2022-2023.pdf

 

 

 

Rapid Testing

 

We are excited to announce that we have rapid Covid-19 testing available within each school building for those who become symptomatic or contact someone who has Covid-19 with the goal of keeping students in school.

We will be using BinaxNOW tests, which provide results in 15 minutes and are administered using a self-administered nasal swab. These antigen tests are highly accurate, detecting 97-98% of infected individuals. Individuals tested will receive results via text and/or email on the same day. All test results will be shared with the local health department as required for public health reporting.

If you are interested in joining this program please fill out the family permission form and register any interested individual using the individuals building's link below.  Contact your building's office staff to help connect you with a testing administrator if a test is needed. 

Registration Links for users:

Beach ES: https://simplereport.gov/register/TXJBY 

Cascadia ES: https://simplereport.gov/register/XEFHM 

Central ES: https://simplereport.gov/register/ZAMGB 

Custer ES: https://simplereport.gov/register/TR9PK 

Eagleridge ES: https://simplereport.gov/register/PYEYC 

Skyline ES: https://simplereport.gov/register/Z4PWV 

Horizon MS: https://simplereport.gov/register/Q64V2 

Vista MS: https://simplereport.gov/register/VJGAF 

FHS: https://simplereport.gov/register/R4D9B 

North Bell: https://www.simplereport.gov/register/YKTY6

Distric Office: https://www.simplereport.gov/register/Q4HC3


 

Covid 19 Rapid Testing Consent Form