Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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COVID-19 Guidance for Schools Current as of may 30, 2023

As defined in RCW 70.05.070 and WAC 246-110-020, local health officers may require implementation of more stringent practices to control the spread of COVID-19 in school and child care settings. These requirements or orders initiated by local health officers may be more protective than statewide requirements but cannot be less protective. The Washington State Department of Health (DOH) K-12 guidance supports K-12 schools to achieve the shared goal of maintaining safe, in-person learning while mitigating the spread of COVID-19 in our schools and community.

Individuals with COVID-19 Symptoms

Students, children, and staff with new onset of respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms, such as cough, fever, sore throat, vomiting, or diarrhea, or other symptoms of COVID-19, should not attend school, should stay home, and get tested for COVID-19. Follow the DOH COVID-19 Decision Tree.

Individuals who Test Positive for COVID-19

If a student tests positive for COVID-19, they should follow the DOH Guidance What to do if you test positive for COVID-19 and notify your building nurse of the illness. Your nurse will communicate with the attendance office as well as offer additional instructions for return.

You can find the School Nurse List by Building here.

If you are a staff member and are symptomatic and/or have tested positive for COVID-19, please contact our district nurse Krissa Cramer at 360-618-6286 or by email at [email protected].

If your APPLE or ECEAP preschool student is symptomatic or tests positive for COVID-19, please contact their program coordinator for additional instructions.

Individuals who are Exposed to COVID

If you have been exposed to COVID-19, you can help prevent the spread of the virus to others in your home, school, and community. We encourage individuals to follow the guidance What do do if you were potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19.

Measures Arlington Public Schools will Continue during the 2023/24 School Year to Mitigate Spread of COVID-19 in our district

  • Educate Students, Staff, and Families on best practice
  • Encourage good Handwashing and Respiratory Etiquette
  • Increase ventilation in our HVAC systems
  • Continue cleaning and disinfecting
  • Responding to outbreaks and reporting them to the Snohomish Health District (SHD)

Helpful Links and Resources

Vaccinating Youth
Information on COVID-19 Vaccine
COVID-19 Vaccines: Pediatric School Toolkit
Vaccine Locator

COVID Symptoms