COVID Health and Safety Information
Washington State updated its COVID-19 school and child care guidance on October 25, 2022. Following these safety measures reduces the spread of COVID-19.
This summary explains how the updated guidance impacts your family and the community:
- Students who show symptoms of COVID-19 should stay home, should get tested for COVID-19, and should isolate at home for 5 days if test result is positive.
- Staff who show symptoms of COVID-19 or who test positive are required per current L&I regulations to stay out of work for 5 calendar days
- Students and staff should follow the guidance in the DOH flowchart (awaiting revisions as of this post)
- When students and staff return to school after isolating at home, they should wear a well-fitted mask from days 6 to 10. Individuals returning to school from isolation should also remain masked for sports and other extracurricular activities.
- There is no longer a requirement for employees, contractors, or volunteers to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
- Schools are no longer required to publicly post COVID case counts. Students, families, and staff will be informed when there are suspected outbreaks in Shoreline schools.
These guidelines are provided for all public and private K-12 schools and child care facilities in Washington State. The district's COVID-19 safety guide is in the process of being updated.
To reduce the spread of COVID-19, free COVID-19 testing for students and staff is available at many nearby locations, including the UW Medicine COVID-19 Shoreline testing site: 15499 15th Ave. NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 and their Aurora testing site: 12040 Aurora Ave. N, Seattle, WA 98133
Households are encouraged to test as needed at home. In Washington State, you can receive free self-tests from the Say Yes! COVID Test program. Most insurance covers the costs of up to 8 self-tests per individual per month.
COVID-19 vaccinations remain the best protection for everyone against hospitalization and severe disease from COVID-19. The COVID-19 vaccine is available for children 6 months and older. Booster doses are also available for children 5 years and older. Parents/Guardians are encouraged to vaccinate your children if they are eligible, in consultation with your healthcare provider.