COVID-19 Information

  • 1/9/22

    COVID-19 Update: Shortened quarantine and isolation periods

    Effective immediately, the COVID-19 quarantine and isolation period is shortened from 10 to 5 days for students and staff. This is based on updated K-12 COVID-19 Requirements for 2021-22 School Year from the Washington State Department of Health. Read a summary of the guidance, which was updated on Jan. 7.

    SBLSD will continue to follow the guidance provided by the governor and state and local health authorities. See the current State Department of Health guidance regarding schools. For more information specific to the District, view Q&A and prevention measures at school, which include mitigation strategies and procedures to follow for close contact and positive cases.


    Click here or the image below to view the SBLSD COVID-19 dashboard.

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    Key Terminology

    Positive: A student or a staff member have recieved a positive test result. The individual has been instructed to self-isolate by their medical services provider or the health department.

    Close Contact: A student or a staff member have been within 6-feet or less for 15 minutes over a 24 hour time period (aggregate) of a COVID-19 positive individual or individuals. The individual has been instructed to quarantine by their medical services provider or the health department.

    Quarantine: A student or staff member has been advised to quarantine if they are deemed a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19, or has COVID-19 symptoms themselves.

    Building/Program Quarantined: A building or program is closed for set duration of time and those in attendance instructed to quarantine by their medical services provider or the health department.

    Case Study (Negative): Individual with COVID-19 like symtoms who have not had known close contact and have tested negative. Case has been studied by district staff and/or the local health department.


     Everyone in Washington 5 years or older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.


     


State Superintendent