You may have questions about how the district is responding to concerns about the Coronavirus, or COVID-19. The district has been partnering with Washington Department of Health and Snohomish Health District to follow health protocols and share factual information with staff and families. As a result of increasing case numbers in our county, the district followed Snohomish Health District's recommendations to begin the 2020-21 school year in a distance learning model.
When cases decrease, we will work with Snohomish Health District to determine when it is safe to begin some in-person instruction again.
In the meantime, our community's actions may help determine how quickly we can return to school by helping to reduce transmission of the virus.
Patients with COVID-19 have had mild to severe respiratory illness with symptoms of fever, cough, and shortness of breath. It takes 2 to 14 days after a person gets the virus in their body to become ill. COVID-19 is a new disease, and we are learning more each day about its symptoms and how it is spread.
You can help reduce the risk for getting and spreading viral respiratory infections, including COVID-19, by taking these steps:
- Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds
- Avoid touching eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Stay home while sick and avoid close contact with others
- Cover mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, then throw the tissue in the trash and wash hands
- Cover coughs and sneezes with elbow rather than hands
- Wear a mask
- Keep 6 feet of distance between you and others who do not live in your home whenever possible